In pictures: Technology partnerships at Melbourne F1

Many teams racing at the Formula One in Melbourne this week have partnered with technology vendors for services

  • Williams Martini Racing has partnered with ShoreTel for unified communications (UC) The vendor is providing a range of technology including an IP-PBX, Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) handsets and conferencing services.

  • EMC is providing servers and storage to the Lotus F1 team. This is helping the team to access data from past races, tracks and in different weather conditions to inform how they will prepare the car for the next event.

  • The Caterham F1 team has been working with Truphone since 2013. The telco provides smartphones which feature several mobile numbers on a patented SIM card so crew members are not charged global roaming rates.

  • Beyond blue chairman Jeff Kennett (centre) with Norton Hornets V8 drivers James Moffat (left) and Michael Caruso (right). The team changed colours for Symantec’s partnership with not-for-profit beyondblue.

  • The McLaren Mercedes Formula One Team implemented the SAP HANA platform in 2014 to help them with data processing. According to the vendor, engineers will be able to access information from any location to support the team at the track.

  • Kaspersky Lab is providing IT security for the Ferrari team. This includes data protection of Ferrari’s designs.

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