Two superstar teams in the world of racing unite. Team Ineos – a superstar team in bicycle racing – agreed to collaborate with Formula 1 (F1) giant, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. The team that houses the world champion, Lewis Hamilton will support the bicycle racing team, and the Ineos display team.
The agreement between the two was announced Wednesday (12/18) night. Ineos and Mercedes agreed to develop and implement a number of innovations in the fields of engineering, humanity, simulation, and data analysis.
This partnership can be considered perfect. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is an F1 world champion. Team Ineos is the holder of seven Tour de France titles. While the British Ineos screen team is pursuing the most prestigious trophy, America’s Cup.
These three teams will work together through Mercedes-Benz Applied Science (MBAS). This division is a forum established to combine the pioneering spirit of racing with the best insights from the side of science and technology.
Team leader and CEO of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Toto Wolff said, the technological demands in F1 put Mercedes in the right position to help technology in the sport of sailing and cycling.
“With a special focus on aerodynamics, and manufacturing capabilities around major components,” Wolf said in the official Ineos website.
Wolf added that his party did not think twice when Ineos boss Sir Jim Ratcliffe invited to collaborate. According to him, this cooperation can have a positive impact in terms of business diversification and technology sharing .
Sir Dave Brailsford added, Ineos and Mercedes have the same passion to race, win, and create great moments in the world of sports. It is this spirit that holds the two sides together.
“We can share insights in the fields of science, technology, human performance, and racing strategies to create a stronger winner environment,” he said.
“It’s great to work with people who are so brilliant and successful in other sports, Mercedes is the best team in F1. We can’t wait to get started and get bigger together,” he said.
Meanwhile, the head of the British Ineos screen, Sir Ben Ainslie explained, this collaboration was very interesting to push the limits in technical sports. From this collaboration Ineos can get a lot of knowledge from Mercedes.
“We can access technical resources and their experience will be a big boost for our team,” he said.