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Rheinmetall Sponsors Széchenyi István University’s Formula Student Team

Hungary Today 2024.02.06.

Rheinmetall is supporting the Arrabona Racing Team, the student team of Széchenyi István University participating in the Formula Student racing series, with a total of  EUR 15,000, or nearly HUF 6 million. The company whose logo now adorns the Győr-based team’s racing car, has recently completed Zalaegerszeg’s largest industrial investment, alongside ZalaZone, part of the Széchenyi University Group.

Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall is playing an important role in the Hungarian defense and military development program “Zrínyi 2026,” which includes local production. The company has built a 25,000 square meter hall next to ZalaZone. ZalaZone is also home to the Zalaegerszeg Innovation Park of Széchenyi István University and has set up an off-road track for testing military vehicles on 35 hectares.

The Formula Student racing team of Széchenyi István University, the Arrabona Racing Team.

The strong partnership between the company and Széchenyi University is demonstrated by the fact that the company is providing nearly HUF 6 million in support to the Arrabona Racing Team from Győr (western Hungary).

The university’s student racing team is one of Europe’s top teams,

and its participation in the Formula Student series provides an excellent opportunity for students to test themselves in real-life situations and gain useful practical experience before they graduate.

“We are delighted to support the team, as it will enable us to make a significant contribution to unlocking the potential of young people and developing their technological skills. Our experience shows that all parties involved benefit from this type of cooperation,” said Peter Sebastian Krause, member of the Executive Board of Rheinmetall AG. Paul Walf, CEO of Rheinmetall Hungary Zrt., expressed his pleasure at the cooperation and cited their passion for technology as common ground with the team.

Paul Walf, CEO, Rheinmetall Hungary Zrt.

“We are delighted to have Rheinmetall Hungary Zrt. as a new sponsor,” said Szilárd Bariska, Team Manager of the Arrabona Racing Team.

He stressed that military technology and motorsport may seem distant at first sight, but there are many points of contact,

including a high level of technical knowledge, development, and innovation. “Rheinmetall also has an automotive subsidiary, which further strengthens the partnership. We are honored that they have placed their trust in our team, and we look forward to a successful season, enhancing the reputation of Széchenyi István University and our sponsors,” he underlined.

Featured Image: Facebook / SZEngine – Formula Student Team

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