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One of Switzerland's greatest motorsport talentsCERTINA and Fabio Leimer, GP2 driver

CERTINA is pleased with the extension of its partnership with GP2 driver Fabio Leimer, no doubt one of Switzerland's greatest present and future motorsport talents. The CERTINA logo will this year continue to figure on Leimer's GP2 racing car, helmet and overalls. Fabio Leimer was born on April 17, 1989 in Bettlach, Switzerland. He entered Swiss go-karting at the age of 11 and placed sixth overall in the Mini category in his first year.

After several years on the go-karting scene and many additional wins, he joined Formula BMW in 2006 and finished the season in fourth place in the Rookie Championship. The following year, he moved to the Renault 2000 category and the Swiss Jenzer Motorsport Team, where he remained until 2009. In the International Formula Master series, the same year, he claimed six victories and two second places, rounding up the 2009 championship. In 2010, the young Swiss moved over to GP2 and the Ocean Racing Team. The season got off to a great start with a win in Barcelona, but the team was plagued by a number of technical problems through the rest of the calendar. For the 2011 GP2 season, Fabio will drive for last year's winning team, Rapax.

With Fabio Leimer, CERTINA is backing another talented young racing driver with a very promising career path. The GP2 series is well known as the route of choice into Formula 1. Over the years, CERTINA has been associated with sporting greats such as Thomas Lüthi, Alex Crivillé, Robert Kubica and many others, providing support at a time when they were virtually unknown. Most of these individuals developed into successful international sporting personalities in the major motorsport series during the course of the partnership.

CERTINA President Adrian Bosshard explains: "Fabio's victory in Barcelona last year proved that he has the necessary speed and know-how to go a long way in his exciting career. We are very pleased to have prolonged our partnership with this dynamic and friendly Swiss racing driver."

Fabio Leimer on his partnership with CERTINA: "I am proud and happy that my sponsorship contract with CERTINA has been extended for my second season in GP2. It's an honour for me that CERTINA has such confidence in me. The forthcoming season is important for my career and it's vital to be able to count on continuity and strong partners."