The Formula One Formula

Formula One auto racing is one of the most expensive sports in the world.  Experts estimate the cost of building a Formula One car at roughly $12.2 million.  Meanwhile, the annual cost of running a mid-tier team totals about $120 million.  For a top-tier team like Renault Sport, those operating costs range even higher.

With so much money on the line against stiff competition in every single F1 race, it becomes imperative to spend money wisely.  By partnering with Microsoft, Renault Sport Formula gained the competitive advantage that they need to outrace their competition.

Many elements can affect a car’s performance, and on the track, a lot of things that can go wrong.  Therefore, the Renault Sport Formula One team needs the best technology on and off the road to ensure they’re operating in the fastest and safest way possible.

Microsoft Customer Story

Microsoft and Renault Sport Formula One are genuine partners in continuous innovation.  During a race, Renault generates about 35 million different data points.  Through the use of Microsoft products, operating systems and machine-learning tools, Renault analyzes those data points and uses the results to go faster.

Renault employs Microsoft Dynamics, Office 365, Azure and more for all aspects of the business.  They can use Microsoft tools to simulate aerodynamic flow, create an engineering change order, or track a car’s entire lifecycle from initial design to the final product.  Being able to control and optimize every process means faster turnaround times and better results.

Of course, the IT solutions used by Renault don’t just apply to the high-stakes world of Formula One.  You can leverage Microsoft Dynamics and a host of other tools with the help of Capital Network Solutions.  We focus on helping firms to adopt the best technology solutions available. Contact us today at (916) 366-6566 to learn more about how we can make your IT network go faster than a speeding racecar.

In the meantime, check out this video detailing the Microsoft customer story of Renault Sport Formula One.