Scuderia Toro Rosso and Acronis - a cloud data protection provider - has extended its sponsorship agreement to a new long-term partnership.
This announcement comes after Acronis sponsored the team during the Hungarian leg of the Formula 1 season on 24 July 2016.
"In our competitive environment it is becoming increasingly more important to protect all our technical information with a very high standard of software and Acronis can offer exactly what we need. Now that we have a long-term project together, we can't wait to start working with Acronis, not only on a sponsorship level, but also in terms of adopting their data protection products within our factory and race team. I am sure we will both benefit from this technical cooperation and it will help our team to continue moving forward," said Franz Tost, Team Principal of Scuderia Toro Rosso, in a press release.
According to Acronis, Toro Rosso generates up to 700 GB of data every race weekend from hundreds of sensors with multiple data points monitoring the cars. The sensors provide real-time information which is immediately analysed and used through the race. The data is also transferred to the company's base in Faenza, Italy where engineers and data analysts use it to improve car and new race strategies.
Toro Rosso will use Acronis' hybrid cloud data protection solutions to ensure the availability of data during races and preparation for new events.
"Racing teams are very efficient in using the collected data for rapid innovation and developing new technology. Acronis will race alongside Scuderia Toro Rosso on and off the track, perfecting our own technology and delivering the best products to our partners and customers in the same efficient way," said Serguei Beloussov, Founder and CEO of Acronis.
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