The hot topic during this time is nothing more than the European Cup. Many fans will stay up late to watch the game and discuss the grand game enthusiastically. To talk about the connection between cars and football, it may be the sweat of athletes and drivers during the game. However, everyone may have discovered such a thing, the seats that football players sit on turned out to be racing seats.
Who is taking care of these athletes so much? For them to sit comfortably, they even moved the racing seats. You know, the racing seat on the car can provide the driver with better wrapping and safety, and it can also provide the driver with a good sitting posture. The ergonomic design can also ensure that the driver will not get tired easily. However, will this be the reason why the Football Association uses racing seats?
The answer to this question may need to be found from Recaro, one of the racing seat manufacturers. According to Tilman Schaefer, representative of Recaro, the story of the use of racing seats for athletes may date back to the 1990s. At that time, Ulrich Putsch, owner of Recaro, was a member of the board of the German football team Kaiserslautern. Kalli Feldkamp, the team manager at the time, had some back problems, so he naturally got a racing seat from Putsch.
According to the information on the Recaro company website, in 1994, not long after that, the other members of the team were sitting on private benches. According to company representative Schaefer, these players simply placed Recaro racing seats next to the bench as part of the sponsorship agreement. However, at that time sports car-style seats had become popular, and gradually occupied the seats of athletes in stadiums all over the world, and seat manufacturers from other industries also poured in at one fell swoop.
According to Schaefer, other teams have also begun to like Recaro"s custom racing seats, so these custom racing seats have become a special sales item over the years. Other seat manufacturers, even airline seat manufacturers, have begun to provide customized seats for their sponsored teams. Therefore, in the current football field, custom seats have gradually become a standard. Even in Japan’s baseball stadiums or commercial areas of some stadiums, there are custom-made seats.
Today, Recaro claimed that more than 70 top teams, including Dortmund, Real Madrid and Budapest Frencvalos, use Recaro barrel racing seats. As for the reason, the seat is naturally comfortable, and it can also provide the seat heating function in winter.