Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team has announced today a multi-year partnership with high-performance technology giant AMD, replacing their previous deal with Qualcomm.
AMD signed a two-year deal with rivals Ferrari in 2018, after a short hiatus from the Scuderia, as they were one of the primary factors to the dominating years of the Schumacher-Todt-Brawn era, ending their initial contract at the end of 2011.
The new partnership based on the common goal for extreme performance will see the AMD logo on both sides of the cockpit of the team’s 2020 car, on the drivers’ race suits and team clothing and on the engineering station.
The reigning champions will also pilot the use of AMD commercial solutions, including AMD EPYC server processors and AMD Ryzen PRO laptop processors, to optimize the team’s various workstreams.
“At AMD, we are at our best when we create disruptive technologies that push the envelope of what is possible in high-performance computing. We are thrilled to join forces with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, a team operating at the cutting edge of technology and with whom we are a shared spirit in delivering incredible innovation and performance from the factory to the racetrack.”John Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer at AMD
“Innovation is at the heart of Formula One, we always try and push the technological boundaries in our hunt for performance. We are delighted to have AMD join our team as a partner and we look forward to the journey ahead of us as we explore sophisticated solutions to unlock untapped performance potential.”Toto Wolff, Team Principal and CEO of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team
The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team will run its 2020 F1 car, including AMD branding, for the first time on Friday, February 14, 2020.