Archive for August 7, 2015


Amlin and Andretti Join Forces for FIA Formula E Championship Effort

6 August 2015 (LONDON) – Andretti Formula E has announced today that the racing outfit has partnered with UK-based, global insurance and reinsurance provider to return Amlin to the FIA Formula E Championship for a second season of competition and beyond.

“I couldn’t be more excited about Andretti Formula E’s season two plans,” said team owner Michael Andretti. “Amlin has done a great job building their brand across various platforms, and has shown a passion for motorsport; we look forward to what the new relationship can bring.”

With global headquarters in London, Amlin’s multi-year alignment as the primary sponsor for Andretti Formula E seeks to push the boundaries in motorsport; calling on both companies’ shared common values of integrity and professionalism.

Amlin CEO Charles Philipps said, “Amlin and Andretti were quick to spot the potential of Formula E. Both organizations are data driven and tech-focused, meaning there is much to look forward to over the coming seasons. Amlin’s global strength in data analysis and our long-term view of business means fits well with this series and combined with Andretti’s excellent motorsport pedigree means we are looking forward to a fantastic few years.”

A natural fit, the relationship between Amlin and Andretti goes beyond a sponsorship agreement. Uniquely in the racing series, experts from Amlin’s insurance modelling and analytics team will be working with the Andretti Formula E race engineers to develop an in-depth understanding of what the capabilities of the new Andretti ATEC-01 car and how the team can maximize performance in the first season of allowed opportunity in open technology development amongst the teams and new eMotor manufacturers.

Official pre-season testing goes green August 10 with six official series test days prior to the Championship’s 2015/2016 launch. The second season of the FIA Formula E Championship begins in Beijing on October 17, 2015 and runs through to the season finale double-header in London, for a total of 11 rounds of electrifying competition. For more information, visit or


TE_logo_spot_ORANGEIn addition to being on the frontline of new eMotor tech development and serving as the lead technology partner for Andretti Technologies, TE Connectivity, a global leader in connectivity and sensor solutions, is now also the major sponsor for the Andretti Formula E Race Team. The venture into race team sponsorship furthers TE’s commitment to sustainable, clean-energy innovations.

Integration and collaboration between the two companies will utilize TE Connectivity technology and engineering support within the Andretti Technologies ATEC-01’s powertrain development program that will be driven by Andretti Formula E in this second season of competition.

“TE’s connectivity and sensor solutions powered every Formula E car in its inaugural season,” said Amy Shah, Chief Marketing Officer of TE Connectivity. “We are committed to advancing technologies that are smart, safe, green and connected. This series has the potential to influence and create sustainable, next-generation technologies that extend beyond motorsport. We are proud to expand our relationship with the Andretti organization, a team that shares our passion for advanced engineering and innovation.”

The TE Connectivity orange branding can be seen on the Amlin Andretti Formula E cars at upcoming pre-season testing prior to the Championship’s 2015/2016 launch. The second season of the FIA Formula E Championship begins in Beijing on October 17, 2015 and runs through to the season finale double-header in London, for a total of 11 rounds of electrifying competition. For more information, visit or


Logo_Crest_ShadowBased in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport boasts a wide racing portfolio rooted in tradition and designed for success. Together with Andretti Formula E and Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the IndyCar Series, Indy Lights and the Pro Mazda Championship, along with entries in the FIA Formula E Championship and Global Rallycross. The company boasts four IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007, 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008, 2009), one Pro Mazda championship (2013) and one USF2000 championship (2010) and has captured victory at the famed Indianapolis 500 three times (2005, 2007, 2014). To share in the Andretti story, please visit online at or and follow along on Twitter via @FollowAndretti.


Amlin plc is a FTSE 250-listed independent global insurer and reinsurer with operations in the Lloyd’s, UK, continental European and Bermudian markets. It specializes in providing insurance cover for a wide range of risks to commercial enterprises and reinsurance protection to other insurers around the world, underwriting more than 30 classes of business through three platforms: Syndicate 2001 at Lloyd’s, Amlin AG in Switzerland and Amlin Europe in the Netherlands, all of which are highly rated for their financial strength. In 2014, Amlin reported full-year gross written premiums of £2.56 billion and pretax profit of £258.7 million, with a combined ratio of 89%.


TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $14 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 80,000 people, including 7,500 design engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS –


Concord, North Carolina – (August 7, 2015) – Sam Bass was the first person ever to see Jeff Gordon’s Rainbow car. As the original designer of the iconic paint scheme, he knew he had something really special when he finished drawing it out for the first time in the summer of 1992.

To commemorate the Rainbow Car’s return for The Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bass recently got the chance to draw and paint the car again.

“When we decided to celebrate Jeff Gordon’s final race at Bristol, we knew we wanted to have Sam do our cover art,” said track President Jerry Caldwell. “He has painted numerous memorable covers for us since 1996. We thought the work he did on this one was especially creative, as it beautifully commemorates Jeff’s stunning 22 year career here at Bristol.”


The races at Bristol have always provided special subject matter for the artist, who has been coming to the track since 1974. This race has even more meaning.

“I am so honored to be able to paint the program cover artwork for the Bristol Night Race and the return of the Rainbow Car,” said Bass. “The racing at Bristol is always electric, and Jeff has had an amazing career there. It will be awesome to see the Rainbow Car on the track again and all of the great Bristol fans cheering it on…it will bring back a lot of special memories for sure!”

Fans can purchase the commemorative program at Bristol Motor Speedway during race weekend or order one at – Sam will be making appearances at Food City Family Race Nights in Knoxville and Bristol during race week. He will also be at the track, making him available to autograph programs for fans. Additional details regarding appearance dates and times will be available on closer to the event.