Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been named as an official team partner to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, providing edge-to-cloud solutions and advisory services both at the factory and trackside.
The partnership involves a multi-year technology roadmap, with phased product and process implementation across the factory and trackside operations, to improve performance and capability, while furthering the team’s engineering excellence.
The team will also benefit from advisory services from HPE Pointnext, as well as innovative software solutions from HPE.
The first phase of HPE hardware installation has already been completed at the team’s factory in Brackley, UK. This includes the Apollo high-performance computing system, which has been integrated into the on-site data center. This will be used to run complex race simulations, giving the engineers additional information and insights to make faster and better-informed decisions.
“We are delighted to welcome Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport,” said Toto Wolff, team principal and CEO. “Data is becoming increasingly important – not just in the world of Formula 1, but the world in general.
“With the support of HPE we can better process and analyze 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 1 has always been at the forefront of technological development and with partners like HPE we are able to accelerate our development rate to an even faster pace.”