Mercedes F1 and HPE link up to accelerate performance

Multi-year technology roadmap to aid motorsport team’s digital transformation.

Mercedes F1 and HPE link up to accelerate performance

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The Mercedes Formula One team have partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to enhance their operational efficiency, car performance and overall technology capability.

The deal, which kicked into gear at last weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, involves a multi-year technology roadmap, with product and process implementation across the UK-based motorsport outfit’s factory and trackside operations.

HPE has already installed its Apollo high-performance computing system at Mercedes’ Brackley base, which will be used to run complex race simulations, giving the team’s engineers additional information and insights to make better-informed decisions before, during and after on-track sessions.

“Data is becoming increasingly important – not just in the world of Formula One, but the world in general,” said Mercedes team principal and chief executive Toto Wolff. “In Formula One, we use data on our relentless search for performance, across all functions of the team – both at the track and at the factory.

“With the support of HPE we can better process and analyse that data, enabling our team members to do what they do best – from the early stages of conceiving a competitive car to the final moment of the car setup on a race weekend. Formula One has always been on the forefront of technological development and with partners like HPE we are able to accelerate our development rate to an even faster pace.”

“The future belongs to the fast – and nowhere is that more true than within the world of Formula One racing,” added Antonio Neri, HPE president and chief executive.