van der Garde parched after drinks bottle failed (VIDEO)

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Giedo van der Garde has explained how he struggled throughout today’s United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas after his drinks bottled failed, meaning that he was dehydrated at the end of the race.

Throughout a grand prix, the physical effort that goes into driving an F1 car means that drivers can lose many kilos in fluids through sweat, meaning that it is crucial for them to stay hydrated during a race. However, without water, van der Garde was forced to do the best job he could, and he came home just two seconds behind Marussia’s Jules Bianchi who was the leading backmarker in eighteenth place.

Holmatro, INDYCAR renew partnership in five-year extension

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Holmatro, a long-time partner of INDYCAR and title sponsor of the Holmatro Safety Team, have renewed a long-standing partnership that will see Holmatro and INDYCAR continue their partnership in a five-year contract extension.

“Holmatro has been a trusted partner and supplier in Indy car racing for more than 20 years,” said president of competition and operations Jay Frye. “Holmatro’s growth parallels some of the great strides made in safety for INDYCAR drivers and teams. We’re pleased to see this partnership continue, as it is a great benefit to everyone in the paddock.”

Holmatro’s relationship with INDYCAR dates back to 1991, when they first supplied tools to the safety team of the CART sanctioned PPG IndyCar World Series. Holmatro branding will continue to be featured on the firesuits, vehicles, and transporters of INDYCAR’s safety team throughout the agreement.

“Holmatro is extremely pleased to extend our partnership with INDYCAR for another five years,” said Tony Barboza, general manager for Holmatro. “We’re extremely proud to be affiliated with the premier on-track safety team in the world. Members of the safety team serve on their home fire departments when not at INDYCAR events and, like them, we believe in constant improvement and innovation. When the race is for life, you can count on the INDYCAR Safety Team and Holmatro rescue tools.”