TIBCO Celebrates Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Driver Lewis Hamilton’s Fifth FIA Formula One World Drivers' Championship

Championship Win Supported by Official Team Partner TIBCO’s Advanced Analytics Solutions

Palo Alto, CA


29 October, 2018


TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, congratulates Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport's driver Lewis Hamilton on winning the 2018 FIA Formula One™ World Drivers' Championship* at Sunday's Mexico Grand Prix. The win sees Lewis Hamilton secure his fifth Formula One™ title, becoming only the third driver in Formula One™ history to win five World Championships.

"The continued success enjoyed by Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is a result of its leadership, teamwork, and innovation, three values that we embody at TIBCO as well," said Thomas Been, chief marketing officer, TIBCO. "A crucial part of this is the team's ability to extract the maximum advantage from the vast amounts of data that it collects. It is this data that empowers the team to deliver optimized car performance packages and establish the race strategy unique to each circuit. We are honored to support Lewis Hamilton in his win, and to be an Official Team Partner of such an innovative organization that continually reaches new performance peaks."

Working with TIBCO, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has built a robust platform with TIBCO Spotfire® and TIBCO StreamBase® software, which offers an insight-driven lead over the competition at all stages of the car's lifecycle, be it design, set-up, or during a race. From this, the team can glean insights from TIBCO's enhanced visualizations and can collaborate with TIBCO data scientists on advanced analytics, helping the team to make the informed decisions required to beat the competition.

"The enormous value that data holds is a crucial tool for making impactful decisions in motorsport," said Matt Harris, head of IT, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. "Through our partnership with TIBCO, we have much greater insight into ever-increasing amounts of data from multiple sources and datasets which, in turn, helps us to improve race car design and performance."

The TIBCO and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport partnership commenced in 2017 and continues to evolve, as the two organizations work together to deliver data-driven performance that can make the difference between victory and defeat in the highly competitive world of Formula One™.

About Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is the works Formula One™ Team of Mercedes-Benz, competing at the pinnacle of motorsport—the FIA Formula One™ World Championship. Formula One™ is like nothing else in the sporting sphere. It's a demanding technical and human challenge, combining cutting-edge technologies and innovation, high-performance management and elite teamwork. During the course of a gruelling calendar, which spans 21 countries in as many Grand Prix events from March to November, teams battle it out to be crowned World Champions. At Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, a team of nearly 1,500 passionate, determined people works across two world-class technology campuses, designing, developing, manufacturing and racing the cars and Hybrid Power Units driven by Lewis Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas. The team has set a new benchmark for F1TM success during the sport's current Hybrid era, winning the Constructors' World Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. During those four seasons, the team has scored 63 wins, 122 podiums, 71 pole positions, 43 fastest laps and 35 one-two finishes from 79 race starts.


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