Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Sauber F1 Team confirm Hewlett Packard as promotional partner

(Sauber F1 Team)

The Sauber F1 Team have confirmed that they have entered into a promotional partnership with IT firm Hewlett Packard.

The new agreement will see the Sauber F1 Team granted access to the Hewlett Packard High Performance Computing centre in Grenoble where a super computer has been built and will allow the Swiss based Formula One team to work on CFD.

Speaking about the partnership, Sauber F1 Team Principal, Monisha Keltenborn stated:

'We are very pleased to be able to work with a prestigious brand such as Hewlett-Packard. Together with the Hewlett-Packard HPC Competence Center in Grenoble, the high technical competence has allowed us to develop a high performance computer which is based on the most innovative technologies of Hewlett-Packard. This will improve our performance in the area of CFD.'

Managing Director of Hewlett Packard Switzerland, Marcel Borgo stated:

Formula One demands peak performance from individuals and technology. The successful ones constantly perform at the limits, therefore, belong to the best ones in its businesses. Hewlett-Packard is very pleased to support the Sauber F1 Team in the area of High Performance Computing and thus to strengthen the team. The cluster is based on advanced technology from Hewlett-Packard that offers the computer capability on demand. This is a key for the Sauber development team to have a crucial advantage on track.

The new agreement comes off the back of new arrivals, Banco Do Brasil and Tetra-Pak. The team will be hoping that they will be able to turn their fortunes around in 2015 after failing to score a point in 2014. The Swiss based outfit have two new drivers with the arrival of Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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