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Red Bull Racing Honda and Oracle partner to elevate data analytics in F1

Red Bull Racing Honda and Oracle partner to elevate data analytics in F1

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Red Bull Racing, the four-time Formula 1 World Champion team, has chosen Oracle as its official cloud infrastructure partner.

Under the agreement, Red Bull will leverage the Machine Learning and data analytics capabilities of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to optimise the way data is used across its business, from on-track activities to putting more information in the hands of the team’s global fan base. The OCI-powered capabilities will help the team sharpen its already formidable competitive edge.

Formula 1 is a sport often described as being driven by data and teams have an obsession with analysis and minute details which could give them a competitive advantage on the track. This relationship, between two cutting-edge technology companies, will include work to optimise and elevate the use of data in improving car performance for Red Bull.

Christian Horner, Team Principal, Red Bull Racing Honda, said: “This is a hugely significant partnership for Red Bull Racing Honda. Oracle is a massive organisation that has been at the forefront of technical innovation for more than four decades. As one of the industry’s most recognised and trusted names in database management and cloud computing, Oracle brings huge capability, innovation and expertise to many of the world’s largest and most successful businesses. To be able to tap into that exceptional power and knowledge is a major step forward for our Team. Oracle’s expertise will touch many areas of the business from the development of major fan engagement and brand building mechanisms to providing rich new resources across the Team, including within the engineering and design departments.”

Red Bull Racing Honda requires a cloud infrastructure platform with the highest levels of performance, scalability and security. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure brings unique capabilities enabling Red Bull to expand its use of data science and analytics, so it can accommodate the growing and diversifying engineering work undertaken on the Red Bull Technology Campus.

“This is the perfect alliance of two organisations that share a passion for design, performance and winning,” said Ariel Kelman, Chief Marketing Officer, Oracle. “Red Bull Racing didn’t win multiple Drivers’ Championships and Constructors’ Championships in its relatively young existence without pushing boundaries. Oracle is committed to working with Red Bull Racing Honda to discover and create the technologies and designs that will allow it to surpass expectations and set new standards in Formula 1.”

The partnership will leverage Oracle’s extensive Customer Experience (CX) applications portfolio including Oracle Unity Customer Data Platform, Oracle CrowdTwist Loyalty and Engagement, and Oracle Responsys Campaign Management to give fans easy access to statistics and metrics, so they can feel closer to the action on the track.

Oliver Hughes, Chief Marketing Officer, Red Bull Racing Honda, added: “We’re excited to bring a major partner such as Oracle into Formula 1 and with a focus on pushing the limits in everything that we do, finding the right partner for our journey to the cloud was absolutely crucial. Layering Oracle’s CX Marketing Cloud expertise with Red Bull Racing Honda’s creativity and global fanbase is going to open up the next chapter in our evolving martech journey and hopefully deliver something unique and special for our fans. From a technology perspective, our engineering team can’t wait to get their hands on the array of tools that Oracle have to offer in order to bolster our data science and AI teams with world-beating expertise.”

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