Posted on March 18, 2019 by staff

Williams F1 boosted by tech partnership


The Williams F1 team have teamed up with Tata Communications to drive data and insight during races in 2019.

As digital transformation partner, Tata will provide infrastructure to enable real-time data transfer between the Rokit Williams Racing factory and the pit lane.

This will allow Williams engineers thousands of miles apart to collaborate on race strategy.

“Tata Communications plays a central role in all areas of Formula One – arguably the most challenging technology environment there is,” said deputy team principal Claire Williams.

“We’ve chosen Tata Communications as our new partner because of its deep understanding of the Formula One ecosystem and its unique technology requirements, and the company’s ‘whatever it takes’ attitude to support our team.”

Tata has served as the official connectivity provider of Formula One since 2012. The Indian firm’s sebsea fibre network carries around 30 per cent of the world’s internet routes.

“Since 2012, Tata Communications’ role in Formula One has continued to grow, and we’re incredibly proud to now work with one of the most iconic teams in the paddock,” said Mehul Kapadia, the company’s global head of marketing and managing director of Tata’s Formula One business.

“Our aim is to unleash the full potential of digital transformation in live sports by enabling organisations like Rokit Williams Racing to harness the power of our technology capabilities.”

Williams’ drivers George Russell and Robert Kubica were 16th and 17th in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix at the weekend.