AMD and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team Announce Multi-Year Partnership

— High-per­for­mance com­pu­ting lea­der AMD, a tech­no­lo­gy sup­plier of super­com­pu­ting, simu­la­ti­on, PC and data cen­ter tech­no­lo­gies, joins for­ces with the six-time con­se­cu­ti­ve For­mu­la One World Champions —

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and Mer­ce­des-AMG Petro­nas For­mu­la One Team today announ­ced a new mul­ti-year part­ners­hip that com­bi­nes the two com­pa­nies’ pas­si­on for extre­me per­for­mance, star­ting from the 2020 For­mu­la One™ season.

Key terms of the part­ners­hip include:

  • The AMD logo will be visi­ble on both sides of the cock­pit of the team’s 2020 For­mu­la One car, on the dri­vers’ race suits and team clot­hing and on tracks­ide infrastructure.
  • The Mer­ce­des-AMG Petro­nas For­mu­la One Team is pilo­ting the use of AMD com­mer­cial solu­ti­ons, inclu­ding AMD EPYC™ ser­ver pro­ces­sors and AMD Ryzen™ PRO lap­top pro­ces­sors, to opti­mi­ze their 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,” said John Tay­lor, chief mar­ke­ting offi­cer at AMD. “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.”

Inno­va­ti­on is at the heart of For­mu­la One, we always try and push the tech­no­lo­gi­cal bounda­ries in our hunt for per­for­mance,” said Toto Wolff, Team Princi­pal and CEO of the Mer­ce­des-AMG Petro­nas For­mu­la One Team. “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.”

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. Visit their web­site for more information.

About AMD
For 50 years AMD has dri­ven inno­va­ti­on in high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting, gra­phics and visua­liz­a­ti­on tech­no­lo­gies ― the buil­ding blocks for gaming, immer­si­ve plat­forms and the data cen­ter. Hund­reds of mil­li­ons of con­su­mers, lea­ding For­tu­ne 500 busi­nes­ses and cut­ting-edge sci­en­ti­fic rese­arch faci­li­ties around the world rely on AMD tech­no­lo­gy dai­ly to impro­ve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focu­sed on buil­ding gre­at pro­ducts that push the bounda­ries of what is pos­si­ble. For more infor­ma­ti­on about how AMD is enab­ling today and inspi­ring tomor­row, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMDweb­siteblogFace­book and Twit­ter pages.

About Mer­ce­des-AMG For­mu­la One Team
The Mer­ce­des-AMG Petro­nas For­mu­la One Team is the works For­mu­la One Team of Mer­ce­des-Benz, com­pe­ting in the FIA For­mu­la One™ World Cham­pions­hip – the pin­na­cle of world motor­sport and the lar­gest annu­al spor­ting seri­es in the world.

Based at two world-class tech­no­lo­gy cam­pu­ses in the UK, the team designs, deve­lo­ps, manu­fac­tures and races the race cars and Hybrid Power Units dri­ven by six-time World Cham­pion Lewis Hamil­ton and race-win­ning team-mate Valt­te­ri Bottas.

For­mu­la One is a uni­que­ly deman­ding tech­ni­cal and human chal­len­ge, requi­ring the right alche­my of cut­ting-edge tech­no­lo­gies, high-per­for­mance manage­ment and eli­te team­work to deli­ver results at 22 Grands Prix around the glo­be in a race sea­son run­ning from March to December.

The Mer­ce­des-AMG Petro­nas For­mu­la One Team set new bench­marks for F1™ suc­cess on its way to win­ning the Con­struc­tors’ and Dri­vers’ World Cham­pions­hips in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. During tho­se six Cham­pions­hip-win­ning sea­sons, the team scored 89 wins, 179 podi­ums, 94 pole posi­ti­ons, 62 fas­test laps and 48 one-two finis­hes from 121 race starts.

AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, EPYC, Ryzen and com­bi­na­ti­ons the­re­of, are trade­marks of Advan­ced Micro Devices, Inc.FORMULA ONE, F1, and rela­ted marks are trade­marks of For­mu­la One Licen­sing BV, a For­mu­la 1 Com­pa­ny. Other names are for infor­ma­tio­nal pur­po­ses only and may be trade­marks of their respec­ti­ve owners.

Con­ta­ct:
Sarah Young­bau­er
AMD Communications
+1 512 602‑3028
Sarah.youngbauer@amd.com 

Brad­ley Lord
Mer­ce­des-Benz Motor­sport Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons Director
+44 (0) 7785 682 893
blord@mercedesamgf1.com

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