How big data is helping to power Mercedes to F1 glory

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has created a big competitive advantage in a sport of fine margins. The F1 racing team, home to recently crowned world champion Lewis Hamilton, is celebrating its fifth successive constructors’ title.

That level of success gives Matt Harris, head of IT for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, an opportunity to reflect on the part his technology organisation has played in the team’s winning journey. Harris has been with the team in various guises for two decades, becoming head of IT in August 2009.

Author: Mark Samuels

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