With just a few races left of the 2019 Formula One™ season, tensions were high going into the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas this past weekend.
Going into the weekend, there were seventy-eight points left on the table for the season, with just 74 points separating Lewis Hamilton from his teammate Valtteri Bottas, who both were leading the Drivers’ Championship 1-2 respectively. It has been a good ride for the team this season, winning 14 of the 19 races thus far. While Hamilton has taken home 10 first place trophies, Bottas has taken home four. Additionally, both drivers have taken home several fastest lap awards over the course of the season; Bottas with two and Hamilton with five.
United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, is the U.S.’s only Grand Prix race. The track opened in 2012, hosting Grand Prix races ever since. Going into race weekend, Hamilton had the upper hand, given that he has won four of the last five races in Austin. Eighth place or better in Texas and the title would have been his regardless of where Bottas finished. So the odds were definitely in Hamilton’s favor going into the race.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is proud to boast the two strongest drivers in F1™ this season, enabled by leading technology insights, competing for the grand prize on the same team. No matter the outcome, both the team wins and we win.
After a stellar performance, Hamilton came in second place, securing his sixth Drivers’ Championship. He continues his reign as the most decorated British driver in F1™ history. Hamilton, along with Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher are the only F1™ drivers with five or more World Championship titles. With this title, he exceeds Fangio (who has five) and is one behind Schumacher (who has seven).
For Bottas, this is by far his best F1 season to date; he clinched first place in Austin, with a grand total of four wins in the 2019 season, one more than he previously held. His momentum with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport since he joined the team in 2017 proves the power of the team’s emphasis on teamwork.
TIBCO and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: The Winning Combination
Throughout the season, we’ve seen how TIBCO’s portfolio of advanced analytics software, namely TIBCO Spotfire® and TIBCO® Data Science, has helped the team in various capacities. From car design with aerodynamic and dyno testing to the use of its simulator as a digital twin, or finding the best possible set up combination, we’ve seen how data continues to play a crucial role in the success of the team.
What’s more, businesses in any industry can apply the principles that Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport uses on and off the track—collaboration, innovation, and teamwork—to stay ahead of the competition, innovating and disrupting in their own industries.
We’d like to extend our congratulations to Lewis Hamilton and the entire Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team on both its Drivers’ Championship and Constructors’ Championship. It truly is #ATeamComeTrue.
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