SKF and Racing – Our need for speed
Whether it’s the elegance of Formula One or the extreme conditions of the Dakar Rally, few things are as adrenaline-charged as racing! Ever since the first auto race in 1887 enthusiasts and engineers have worked tirelessly in the pursuit of improved vehicle speed and performance. At SKF we’re no different, and thanks to our longstanding partnerships with racing’s most prominent teams we get to test our products in the most extreme environments on the racing track.
From the classic Bugattis that scorched Grand Prix racetracks in the 1930s to the elite racers of today, SKF has a long and proud history of involvement in motor racing stretching back close to 100 years.
Our history of involvement in Formula One racing dates back to the first World Championship in 1950. Today, our partnership with Scuderia Ferrari continues to provide SKF with opportunities to challenge and develop our capabilities for innovation.
We are also the proud partner of Team Penske. Since 2011 we have brought our world-class knowledge of friction reduction to both the NASCAR and IndyCar racing arenas, helping Team Penske and Brad Keselowski become NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions in 2012.
As well as being a technical partner, SKF has been featured as a sponsorship partner of Team Penske throughout 2014. This continues our commitment to helping our racing partners push the limits of speed through innovation and technology.
Learn more about our contribution to racing: www.skf.com/group/industry-solutions/racing