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  • 4 months ago

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    Acronis and Williams Martini Racing Formula One Team Announce Strategic Technology Partnership Information-grey

    LONDON, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage, and Williams Martini RacingFormula One team today announced a new technology partnership. As part of the agreement, Acronis will deliver innovative data protection solutions, including backup, disaster recovery, software-defined storage, and file sync and share.

    Formula One is one of the world's most technologically advanced sports. Every grand prix weekend Formula One teams capture...

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  • 5 months ago

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    Formula One Information-grey

    Formula One (F1), type of racecar used in Grand Prix automobile racing . Capable of speeds exceeding 230 mph (370 kph), the technologically sophisticated F1 cars are low-slung, open-wheeled, single-seat vehicles with powerful mid-engines, air foils, electronic aids, special suspensions, and large tires. They are usually smaller and more maneuverable than similar "Indy-type" racecars. Grand Prix races are usually held on special closed-circuit racetracks, although some (e.g., Monaco Grand Prix) take place on closed streets in and around cities. The design of the F1 cars and rules of F1 racing are under the control of the Paris-based Fédération International de l'Automobile (FIA). The first Grand Prix auto race was held in France in 1906, but it was not until after World War II that F1 racing was born; it soon became one of the world's most popular—and most expensive—sports. ...

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  • 5 months ago

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    As the F1 Season Begins, Ferrari Stands Out Information-grey

    It was no surprise that, after eight days of preseason testing that began last month, Mercedes and Ferrari became embroiled in their traditional mind games as the first race of the season in Melbourne, Australia, approached.

    Mercedes completed the most laps at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain: 1,190 compared with the 997 of Ferrari and 961 of Renault.

    Lewis Hamilton, who last year won his fifth world title and fourth with Mercedes, was only three-thousandths of a second slower than the fastest lap set by the four-time champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.

    While testing is difficult to read because teams run different engine modes and fuel levels, and do not make the data public, the consensus was that Ferrari had the fastest car based on its race pace measured over a number of laps and will be the team to beat this season.

     

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