And He Takes the 5th — Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Driver, Lewis Hamilton, Among Most Decorated In Formula OneTM History

2018 Mexican Grand Prix, Sunday - Wolfgang Wilhelm
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We want to congratulate Lewis Hamilton on his fifth FIA Formula One™ World Drivers’ Championship!* This win makes Lewis the most decorated British driver in F1™ history – an astonishing accomplishment. A huge congratulations to Lewis and to everyone who made this championship possible!

The Grand Prix last weekend was definitely a nail-biter and as am Official Team Partner of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, we are especially proud and honored to be part of the winning combination. Starting in the pre-season, TIBCO has helped Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport drive innovation from a superior understanding and use of data.

With the help of TIBCO’s Connected Intelligence platform, data empowers the team to establish the best theoretical configuration and race strategy and becomes the common language for collaboration. Engineers are then able to communicate data results to the drivers across the race weekend and even during track sessions.

TIBCO Spotfire makes it possible to visualize extremely complex data, easing the job of both analysts and strategists at the race and at the factory simultaneously. As a result, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport look to achieve an insight-driven lead on their competition at all stages of the car’s life cycle, be it design, set-up, or during a race. The team can glean insights from TIBCO’s visualizations, or collaborate with TIBCO data scientists on advanced analytics, helping them make informed decisions.

We are very proud of what the Connected Intelligence platform has contributed to the championship credentials of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and we are honored to have helped drive Lewis Hamilton to his fifth FIA Formula One™ World Drivers’ Championship. We look forward to many more victories together!

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport also currently leads the Constructors’ Championship with 563 points, a 66-point lead over Ferrari. As a team, Mercedes-AMG Petronas has won 10 of the 18 races so far this season: Azerbaijan, Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Singapore, Russia, and Japan.

Hamilton’s win made him the third F1™ driver to become a five-time World Champion with the likes of Michael Schumacher (seven), and Juan Manuel Fangio (five). This season, Hamilton has had a remarkable nine poles and 15 podiums, achieving his 81st career pole at the Austin Grand Prix.

As a company, TIBCO is behind Hamilton and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. Their victories are our victories. On behalf of all of TIBCO, we’d like to again congratulate Lewis Hamilton and the rest of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport on securing the 2018 FIA Formula One World Drivers’ Championship!

Learn more about TIBCO’s partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport that provides the team with a data-driven competitive edge.

*Subject to official confirmation by the FIA of the results of the 2018 FIA Formula One™ World Championship