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Sauber F1 Team - Using Data to Improve Performance


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Sauber F1 Team - Using Data to Improve Performance

  1. 1. Using Data to Improve Performance A Focus on Data Fuels Racing Success The Sauber F1 Team is based in Switzerland and is arguably one of the Sauber uses more than one hundred sensors to transmit streams big Formula One success stories of 2012. With an annual budget roughly of live data from its race cars. Sauber’s expert team of data and one-third of those of the biggest F1 racing teams, Sauber was a strong auto engineers travels the globe with the NetApp® and Cisco® challenger on the F1 circuit last year, finishing 6th place in the 2012 FlexPod® data center solution, using it to collect and analyze Constructors’ Championship standings and notching four podium terabytes of race data to rethink crucial car design elements, finishes during the season. The team’s intense focus on leveraging data improve race strategy, and make in-the-moment decisions such as is what fueled Sauber’s success on the racetrack, helping itpunch above changes to pit stop plans and driving tactics. All of which shave off its financial weight and compete against bigger budget teams. precious hundredths of a second during each race. The FlexPod platform in per year.  travels the globe to The FlexPod solution races countries has allowed the Sauber F1 Team to reduce its at the track by Thats 166,000 miles on and 15,000 miles on Telemetry Data GPS transmitter driver steering angle (throttle & brake) tire temperature suspension movements Correvit optical sensors telemetry data transmitterBy the Numbers can be the difference between individual sensors on the car produce in the top 10. During any given race, qualifying times of the first 20-30 MB of data, of which 3-4 MB are sent to the FlexPod platform in cars were realtime, including information Data transmitted to Sauber HQ likely to sec about the tires, engine, temperature, in Hinwil, Switzerland be within a and fuel usage, which is then used during an hour of free practice. span of just by the pit team to make immediate decisions about in-race strategies. A Little Bit of History About the Sauber F1 Team First Formula 1 race in 1993. Twenty years in F1. Forty- years in motorsports. Fourth oldest team in F1. 346 F1 Grands Prix since 1993. Second in F1 Constructors‘ World Championship in 2007. Double win in Canada in 2008. Twenty-seven F1 podium finishes. Source: Sauber F1 Team © 2013 NetApp, Inc. All rights reserved. No portions of this document may be reproduced without prior written consent of NetApp, Inc. Specifications are subject to change without notice. NetApp, the NetApp logo, Go further, faster, and FlexPod are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Cisco is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.
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