The British Grand Prix takes place this weekend and Williams Martini Racing are using cutting-edge BT technology to help improve car performance.
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BT technology is being used to connect the trackside team with the race operations centre in Grove, Oxfordshire.
BT’s network will securely carry up to 80GB of real time data per race, at speeds of 100Mbps.
This includes real time pitstop practice data, accelerated race video analyses, improved applications performance and real time telemetry.
Engineers at both locations analyse this data together and make crucial decisions to optimise Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas’s vehicle performance.
BT unveiled its strategic partnership with Williams Martini Racing in March. Since then, the BT logo has been on the headrests of the Williams Mercedes FW37 car.
Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal and Commercial Director at Williams Martini Racing, says BT’s technology enables the engineers to work quickly and more closely: “To have partnerships that bring in technologies that help us find those tenths of a second, those hundreds of a second and those thousands of a second, will help to narrow the gap and drive our performance forwards.”
Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive of BT Group, is excited by the possibilities the partnership offers: “It is ultimately about the people and enabling Williams to be the best they can be. Since it was announced in March, our best specialists have been installing very fast, resilient and highly secure network services for Williams all over the world to very tight timescales.
“We share their drive for performance and our technology is being showcased under the most demanding conditions."