Tata Communications has entered into a partnership with Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team as ‘Official Managed Connectivity Supplier’. Tata Communications would be working the F1 team to deliver high speed real time data from the race track to Mercedes’ headquarters in the UK 3 times faster than the present rate.
Mercedes AMG Petronas Team Boss Ross Brawn said “Formula One relies on data and the ability to transfer our data from the track back to our factories in Brackley and Brixworth quickly and securely. The Tata Communications global network will play a key role in the team’s performance and our ability to react over the race weekends.
Managing Director of F1 Business, Tata Communications Mehul Kapadia stated “The modification and improvement of car set-up and handling is a constant during the race season, and being able to share richer data and to report issues back from trackside to the factory in real-time provides a competitive edge in car performance, both in speed and also in handling and stability. Providing three times faster connectivity to Mercedes AMG Petronas via Tata Communications’ global network means that the team has access to secure and agile trackside connectivity regardless of race location- it showcases our expertise and speed to lead to global connectivity, and reinforces our ongoing commitment to technology innovation with Formula One.
Tata Communications already holds a multi-year contract and marketing agreement with the Formula One management in February 2012 to deliver connectivity to all race locations and also provides global hosting and content delivery services for F1’s official website.