Nissan Evalia to transport Red Bull Racing at the 2012 Formula 1 Indian GP: Vettel fastest in first practice

2012 Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix was off to a successful start earlier this morning. After the First Practice session, it was  last year’s winner,…

2012 Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix was off to a successful start earlier this morning. After the First Practice session, it was  last year’s winner, Sebastian Vettel who was fastest, followed by McLaren’s Jenson Button and Ferrari’s Alonso. The second practice is about to began at the Buddh International Circuit, where thousands of F1 fans have gathered.

Nissan, which is the official transporter of Red Bull Racing, has now announced that they will be using their new MUV, Evalia to transport staff and equipment of Red Bull Racing at the ongoing Formula 1 Grand Prix in India. A total of 10 Evalia MUV’s are taking care of Red Bull Racing team at the 2012 F1 Indian Grand Prix. Nissan has also launched a new contest that offers you a chance to win free tickets for Formula One in India. All you need to do is enter the contest by clicking here.

Mr. Takayuki Ishida, MD & CEO of Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd, commented: “We are pleased to offer our latest model Nissan Evalia to the defending Formula One World Champions, Red Bull Racing, for the India Grand Prix. We are confident that the versatility and superior convenience of the Nissan Evalia will provide excellent support for Red Bull Racing’s operations at New Delhi, and that its powerful design will provide encouragement for the team—hopefully leading to a successful result in the race.”

Christian Horner, Team Principal, Red Bull Racing, commented: “Within such a high- pressure and challenging environment as Formula One, we need reliable partners taking care of all our versatile transportation needs all over the world. Extensive travel is part and parcel of Formula One, and the transportation of our material and staff are an essential part of our successful operations. We are very reassured that the Evalia will be supporting our race operations at this year’s India Grand Prix.”

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Nissan Evalia Moves Red Bull Racing

Nissan is the official global light commercial vehicle supplier to the reigning Formula One double World Championship team, Red Bull Racing
Evalia will help transport Red Bull Racing’s equipment and staff at the Formula One Indian Grand Prix

NEW DELHI, India (October 25, 2012)— Moving forward with the partnership between the Renault and Infiniti team and the reigning Formula One World Champion team, Red Bull Racing, Nissan’s Light Commercial Vehicle Business Unit will provide the Red Bull team with ten all-new Evalia vehicles to support race operations at the next Formula One Indian Grand Prix. Since its launch in September 2012, Nissan Evalia has proven very popular with consumers. Outfitted with Red Bull Racing team logos, the Nissan Evalia will play a vital role in supporting Red Bull Racing by transporting equipment and staff at the Formula One Indian Grand Prix, which runs from October 26th-28th.

Red Bull Racing, which is based in Milton Keynes in the UK, is making use of Nissan light commercial vehicles – including the award-winning NV200 and new NV400 – throughout the 2012 season as it defends its drivers’ and teams’ titles.

To assist with Red Bull Racing’s transportation needs, Nissan’s Light Commercial Vehicle Business Unit is supplying a fleet of more than 30 vehicles and related services to the team. Nissan support vehicles have been based at the team’s UK headquarters and used for all European events.

Through supply of the NV200 and Civilian for the Chinese Grand Prix in April, the NV3500 for the Grand Prix du Canada in June, and NV350 in Grand Prix Japan and so forth, Nissan has provided vehicles that meet the team’s needs in each region. For the India Grand Prix, the recently-released, highly-versatile Nissan Evalia has been chosen.

Mr. Takayuki Ishida, MD & CEO of Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd, commented: “We are pleased to offer our latest model Nissan Evalia to the defending Formula One World Champions, Red Bull Racing, for the India Grand Prix. We are confident that the versatility and superior convenience of the Nissan Evalia will provide excellent support for Red Bull Racing’s operations at New Delhi, and that its powerful design will provide encouragement for the team—hopefully leading to a successful result in the race.”

Christian Horner, Team Principal, Red Bull Racing, commented: “Within such a high- pressure and challenging environment as Formula One, we need reliable partners taking care of all our versatile transportation needs all over the world. Extensive travel is part and parcel of Formula One, and the transportation of our material and staff are an essential part of our successful operations. We are very reassured that the Evalia will be supporting our race operations at this year’s India Grand Prix.”

The all new Nissan Evalia is powered by the globally-proven 1.5 dci straight-4 turbocharged diesel from Renault Nissan’s engine family, which can churn out 85 PS of power @ 3750 rpm and a maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 2000 rpm. With a smooth-shifting five speed manual transmission, the Evalia delivers a fuel efficiency of 19.3 kmpl of diesel (ARAI certified).

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