Sparco

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Sparco S.p.A
Private
Industry Automotive
Founded 1977
Founder Enrico Glorioso and Antonio Parisi
Headquarters Volpiano, Turin, Italy
Products Motorsport safety equipment and car accessories
Website www.sparco-official.com
Sparco steering wheel

Sparco S.p.A is an Italian auto part and accessory company headquartered in Volpiano, Turin, Italy that specializes in producing items such as seats, steering wheels, harnesses, racewear and helmets. Sparco branded alloy wheels are produced under licence by OZ Group. They also sponsor many types of auto races including rallies, single-seaters.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1977 in Italy and the owner is still Italian today. This brand is one of the leading manufacturers of racing safety equipment. In 1977, FIA decided to restrict their safety standards, in order to decrease injuries during races. So, the first product, that brought them fame, was a fireproof racing suit. It could withstand 11 seconds in fire, which was an absolute record for the time. This time was more than enough to meet new FIA 8856-2000 requests[1]. Moreover, that was the only effective alternative to the cotton racing suits that were not fireproof and did not meet the requirements. Each year Sparco improved their technology, so the time their suits withstood fire increased on yearly basis.

Sponsorships[edit]

Formula One[edit]

Formula 2[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

World Endurance Championship[edit]

Former sponsorships[edit]

Formula One[edit]

SUBARU WRC 1990 2012

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