Mercedes F1 Team has signed high-performance computing leader AMD as its new technology partner ahead of the 2020 season in a multi-year deal.
AMD moves from Ferrari to Mercedes from 2020 F1 season in a multi-year deal – showcasing the German manufacturer’s intent to remain in the sport beyond 2020 – with the logo to appear on the W11 when it is revealed on February 14.
The logo will feature on both sides of the F1 cockpit, while it will be present on the race suits and team clothing as well. The technological partnership between Mercedes and AMD entails supercomputing, simulation, PC and other data center technologies.
“At AMD, we are at our best when we create disruptive technologies that push the envelope of what is possible in high-performance computing,” said John Taylor, chief marketing officer at AMD.
“We are thrilled to join forces with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, a team operating at the cutting edge of technology and with whom we are a shared spirit in delivering incredible innovation and performance from the factory to the racetrack.”
At the same time, Toto Wolff, added: “Innovation is at the heart of F1, we always try and push the technological boundaries in our hunt for performance. We are delighted to have AMD join our team as a partner and we look forward to the journey ahead of us as we explore sophisticated solutions to unlock untapped performance potential.”
As mentioned before, AMD is moving on from Ferrari to Mercedes, after the company re-joined the Italian F1 outfit in 2018 after last supporting them until 2012. The German team had recently lost Tata Communications as one of its prime connectivity partner.
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