Williams F1 team inks Vast Data partnership

Technical partnership to focus on processing wealth of data produced by team's F1 cars during race weekends.
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The Williams Formula One team have inked a multi-year partnership with Vast Data.

Contract:

  • Vast Data joins as official partner and technology vendor for the 2024 season and beyond
  • Partnership represents latest step in transforming the team’s fortunes on and off track

Context:

The technical partnership will focus on understanding the wealth of data that Formula One cars produce. In a typical race weekend, the hundreds of sensors on a Williams Formula One car will generate one terabyte (1TB) of data – equivalent to streaming 166 two-hour HD films, filling four 256 GB personal computers, or 1,300 physical filing cabinets of paper.

Comment:

Pat Fry, chief technical officer of Williams Racing, said: “It is fantastic to welcome Vast Data as an official partner, enhancing our data-driven approach to performance as we strengthen on and off track. At Williams Racing, we are always striving for excellence and seeking innovative solutions to gain a competitive edge in a sport with extremely fine margins.

“F1 teams generate enormous amounts of data every day, so we’re privileged to partner with Vast Data whose expertise in managing and processing large datasets will play a crucial role in optimising our performance. The collaboration will allow us to harness the full potential of our data and help move us up the grid.”

Coming next:

Williams will unveil their 2024 challenger on 5th February ahead of the opening race weekend of the season in Sakhir, Bahrain, from 29th February to 2nd March.

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