Only a few days before his home race in Montreal, Canadian Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll took a short break from his busy training schedule to meet with local media. The local town hero, living his Formula 1 dream with Williams Racing, didn’t disappoint. Quick to think and quick to answer, he addressed many questions about the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix, also explaining how the data collected during previous races helps him to prepare for this race. Some journalists made a comment that they never thought that data played such an important role in motorsport!
And then, Lance made poutine — an unofficial national dish of Quebec! It has three key ingredients: fries, gravy, and cheese. Lance also added some extra ingredients, taking the dish to the next level! While it was optional, the three main ingredients are essential — like data in Formula 1! Just like there is no poutine without gravy, there would be no Formula 1 without data!
With more than 300 telemetry sensors on every car, teams collect a lot of data during each racing weekend. They use it to adjust the setting, develop racing strategies, and even design a new car. The data is so important that more and more teams establish partnerships with Acronis in order to take advantage of its innovative cyder protection technology to prevent data loss and fend off ransomware attacks.
Lance enjoyed an evening with Acronis and local journalists, creating poutine with the perfect ingredients. He’ll use different, but equally perfect and important, ingredients when he races this weekend!