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BorgWarner Celebrates 2021 Indianapolis 500 Winner Helio Castroneves with Renowned Borg-Warner Trophy® Presentation

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- Helio Castroneves' sculpted face will soon be the 108th addition to the iconic trophy

- BorgWarner's Engineered for Racing (EFR™) turbochargers featured on all NTT IndyCar Series© racecars

- With his fourth Indianapolis 500 win, Castroneves joins A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears as the only four-time winners of the race

INDIANAPOLIS, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In Victory Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), BorgWarner President and CEO, Frédéric Lissalde, presented the Borg-Warner Trophy® to the 2021 Indianapolis 500 winner, Helio Castroneves of Brazil. Paving his way to victory, Castroneves, who drives for Meyer Shank Racing, led 20 of 200 laps and averaged 190.690 mph, a race record.

Frédéric Lissalde shakes the hand of Helio Castroneves as he celebrates his fourth Indianapolis 500 win in Victory Circle at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Frédéric Lissalde shakes the hand of Helio Castroneves as he celebrates his fourth Indianapolis 500 win in Victory Circle at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Keeping with the time-honored tradition, Castroneves face will be sculpted and fastened to the iconic Borg-Warner Trophy – becoming the 108th face to adorn the 110-pound sterling silver trophy. As one of the most recognized trophies in the world, this coveted prize has become a symbol of achieving the apex of racing performance and symbolizes Castroneves' triumph.

"BorgWarner is thrilled to present the Borg-Warner Trophy to Helio Castroneves, as the winner of the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500," said Lissalde. "Crossing the finish line is no small feat and this trophy is a tribute to the many revered drivers that have achieved this remarkable accomplishment. I am honored to be rewarding Castroneves' hard work, passion and dedication as he joins the ranks of his fellow accomplished drivers."

This year, an estimated 135,000 fans were back in the stands of historic IMS and cheered on Castroneves as he captured his fourth win. For Meyer Shank Racing it was their first Indy 500 victory. Castroneves started the race in 8th and took the checkered flag by 0.492 seconds over Alex Palou of Spain. Defending race winner Takuma Sato of Japan finished 14th and pole sitter Scott Dixon from New Zealand finished 17th.

BorgWarner's participation in the Indianapolis 500 race goes further than presenting the Trophy. BorgWarner's Engineered for Racing (EFR™) turbochargers have been featured on every NTT IndyCar Series® car since 2012 and boosts the field of cars at every race. The turbochargers are recognized for their unparalleled combination of advanced technologies by providing a reliable and powerful performance in the most strenuous situations. The EFR turbochargers can reach speeds of more than 200 mph throughout the race. The low-weight Gamma-TiAl (titanium aluminide) turbine wheels and shaft assemblies give a boost response while the patented dual-row ceramic ball bearing cartridges offer larger thrust load capacity, resilience and turbine proficiency at low expansion ratios.

About The Borg-Warner Trophy
The Borg-Warner Trophy features the sterling silver image of every Indianapolis 500 winner dating back to Ray Harroun in 1911. Made of 110 pounds of sterling silver and standing 5 feet, 4-3/4 inches tall, the trophy originally cost $10,000 and now is valued at $3.5 million. The Borg-Warner Trophy stays on permanent display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. To give the winner and team owners a personal keepsake of their victory, BorgWarner established the BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy® (also known as the "Baby Borg") in 1988 and the BorgWarner Team Owner's Trophy® in 1998. Both are sterling silver replicas of the Borg-Warner Trophy.

About BorgWarner
BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a global product leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market. Building on its original equipment expertise, BorgWarner also brings market leading product and service solutions to the global aftermarket. With manufacturing and technical facilities in 96 locations in 24 countries, the company employs approximately 50,000 worldwide. For more information, please visit borgwarner.com.

The Borg-Warner Trophy, BorgWarner Championship Driver's Trophy, and BorgWarner Championship Team Owner's Trophy are trademarks of BorgWarner Inc.

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