SportsPesa partners with Force India F1 The announcement, alongside a reveal of the team’s new car livery, was made during their pre-season launch event, held during the Canadian International Auto Show; the first ever Formula One team launch in Canada. Present at the reveal were the two team drivers, Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll, along with the Team Principal, Otmar Szafnauer, and Technical Director, Andrew Green. The multi-year deal will commence with immediate effect, with the team referred to as SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team for the duration of the partnership. The Racing Point cars retain their pink colour, with BWT continuing as principal sponsor of the team, with the addition of blue SportPesa branding on the front and rear wings, and engine cover. Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal and CEO of SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team said: “SportPesa is a young, dynamic, growing company whose values align with our own vision to become a team capable of competing at the very front of the grid. We are excited to have such an ambitious partner on board to help us deliver our team mission and look forward to working with them to bring the sport of Formula One closer to fans around the world. The car looks stunning with the addition of blue to the already iconic pink livery, which gives us a strong identity as we begin this exciting new era.”
SportPesa partners with Force India F1 Racing Point is poised to announce a major new sponsorship deal with online sports betting company SportPesa for the 2019 F1 season, RaceFans has learned.The team, previously known as Force India, has agreed a two-year deal with an option for a further season. Racing Point plans to unveil its new sponsor at its season launch at the Toronto Motor Show on February 13th.
Acronis sponsors Force India F1 This technical partnership also sees Force India’s operations office at Silverstone renamed as the Acronis Mission Control Centre. This is where the team’s factory support engineers will access the huge amounts of data generated trackside. The technology challenges facing Force India are common to most racing teams, such as tight schedules, cyber threats, efficient data protection, and the ability to process big data (telemetry) to refine performance. The partnership solves these challenges for the team and allows Acronis to showcase its backup technology, storage solutions, and AI-based protection against ransomware, Acronis Active Protection, on the world stage in an ultra-competitive environment. Formula One is a data-driven sport. It generates significantly more data than other sports – each team produces several hundred terabytes of data in a season. Teams rely on huge data centres full of computers that need protecting, which is where Acronis and its software solutions play a crucial role. Acronis sees a natural fit for its data protection solutions in the motorsport industry and especially in Formula One. Otmar Szafnauer, Chief Operating Officer: “Our partnership with Acronis addresses our data management measures and gives us the confidence that our information is managed in a safe and secure manner. It’s a mutually beneficial partnership because we will demonstrate the capabilities of Acronis’ data protection and storage solutions, while also giving Acronis insights into the needs of the motorsport industry. John Zanni, President of Acronis: “We are proud to form a partnership with Sahara Force India. Acronis innovative technology fully meets the requirements of motorsport teams, offering fast, easy, and reliable protection of data when it matters most. We’re looking forward to a productive season together.”
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