Dallara, the Italian race car manufacturer, has extended its partnership with motorsport’s IndyCar series.

The multi-year renewal will see Dallara continue to serve as the series’ chassis manufacturer, as it has been since 2008.

The pair first partnered in 1997, when Dallara supplied the series with driver safety cells, with the relationship having been expanded since then.

Dallara created the Dallara IndyCar factory in 2012, production was expanded to include the chassis for IndyCar’s Indy Lights in 2015, and Dallara began supplying the universal body kit for the series in 2018.

The 17-race 2022 season, which kicks off with the Firestone Grand Prix in Russia on February 27, will be the 26th consecutive year the two have collaborated.

Andrea Pontremoli, chief executive at Dallara, said: “This partnership will continue to fall in line with Dallara’s core values and what we want to see our technology and innovation developed for – adding emphasis to safety and sustainability for the future."

Other partners to the series include Honda, NTT, Pitek, Verizon, Tag Heuer, Chevrolet, Imperial, and Pennzoil.