A “P1” displayed on his pit board tells a racing driver that he’s leading. And P1 is also the name of the new Italian brand whose safe, stylish and comfortable driver overalls will be worn by the Sauber F1 Team drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez in the forthcoming 2011 season.
The new racewear line by Enrico Glorioso, who founded the firm Sparco in 1977, will be officially unveiled at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham, England in mid-January 2011. P1 offers the Formula One drivers four-layer suits made from high-tech materials and weighing under 900 grams. Indeed, their impressively low weight inspired the name “Protech 0,8”.
As well as the drivers, the whole Sauber F1 Team pit crew will also be kitted out in suits, gloves, shoes and flame-retardant underwear from the P1 racewear line in 2011.