Once again, Infiniti Red Bull Racing pushes the boundaries
IBM Platform Computing is extremely proud to be an Innovation Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, the 2013 drivers' AND constructors' WORLD CHAMPIONS!
At the 2013 Indian Grand Prix last weekend, Sebastien Vettel sealed the Drivers Championship title, and in doing so, won the Constructors Championship for Infiniti Red Bull Racing for the fourth consecutive year.
Well done, this is an unbelievable and historical achievement!
Infiniti Red Bull Racing has powered Sebastian Vettel to all four of his Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championships, an accomplishment which puts the young World Champion on par with Alain Prost, just three Championships behind all time World Championship leader Michael Schumacher.
Last month, I had the pleasure to visit the Austrian Formula 1 factory based out of Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom. I’m part of these lucky people that went on a behind-the-scenes tour unavailable to the public.
For motorsport fans, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. I saw the car-making in action throughout the three main areas of the factory: design, production and assembly. This is a money-can’t-buy experience and the best way to understand how IBM Platform computing software is critical to their innovation processes. Unfortunately I was not allowed to photograph in most areas. Infiniti Red Bull Racing is using IBM Platform Computing and GPFS software to power its high performance computing infrastructure for both design applications and near real-time race analytics, giving the racing team the edge it needs to design and run the best cars on the track. Video: http://bit.ly/14zXOzF
Here is a picture of the Red Bull Racing data center. Funny that they believe so much in our role we have our logo repeated 3 times! You can’t see it in the picture but there is also an F1 car stuck to the ceiling (which we are told is possible at normal speeds due to the down forces). We are also looking forward to extending our Innovation Partnership, which is further proof of our belief in the Team.
Please join us in congratulating the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team their amazing success!