Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: Setting Up for Success by Expecting the Unexpected

It's no secret that data is crucial in Formula One™. Six-time FIA Formula One™ World Champions Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is known for continuous evolution and innovation—and its data is especially critical when it comes to car setup. Teams sift through billions of parameter combinations to find the Holy Grail: the fastest possible setup combination for that track, that day, that car, that driver. And with so many variables, it would be impossible to be fully prepared for what you don't know. But here's where Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport shines—in expecting the unexpected. That ability doesn't come without trial and error.

In F1, conditions can change faster than the blink of an eye, and as the race weekend unfolds, the team of strategists and engineers have limited time for iterative cycles. So while the team can determine most settings in advance, it's the external events that present challenges and opportunities.

In this part of our "expecting the unexpected" series, learn how Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport identifies optimal configurations in highly multivariate data with sophisticated visual analytics and data science analytics tooling.

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