Mercedes AMG Petronas Relying on Tata for “World Class” Trackside Connectivity
The Indian-based company will work closely with Mercedes AMG Petronas to enable the team to transfer real-time data, from its Formula 1 cars at any Grand Prix location to its headquarters in the United Kingdom, “three times faster than at present”.
“We are delighted to have agreed our new team partnership with Tata Communications. 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,” said team principal at Mercedes AMG Petronas, Ross Brawn.
“That we will now be able to achieve our data transfer requirements three times faster is fantastic. Having Tata Communications on-site at the race track to work with the team will be a big asset in our demanding and fast-paced environment, and we look forward to developing a close working relationship with them as we strive to achieve our ambitions in Formula One,” he added.
In the 2013 season, Mercedes AMG Petronas’ cars are driven by Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. After four events, the German team sits in fourth place in the Constructors’ standings.