Sébastien Buemi from Formula E Renault e.dams team joined Acronis for the official start of Acronis’ 15-year anniversary celebration this week. Greeted by more than 200 guests and motorsport fans, Sebastian talked about his Formula E experience and the importance of data. He also said that he’s looking forward to racing in front of his home crowd at Zurich on Sunday — a momentous occasion, because it will be the first motorsport race in the country in more than 60 years! But it wasn’t all business. There were puzzles, cowbell band, and lots of Swiss chocolate!
The Swiss gala was planned to coincide with the Formula E Zürich ePrix. Given Acronis’ long-standing involvement with motorsports – including its partnership with the Renault e.dams Formula E team – it was a great opportunity to have team members among the specially invited guests, so they could talk about why data is so critical to motorsport, and how Acronis’ solutions are helping them compete on the track.
“We use data to improve the race and prepare for the next race, which is really important,” said Sébastien during a Q&A session. “We use a [racing] simulator to try to learn the circuit and try to understand everything. We now even scan each of the circuits with a laser system, which registers all the little holes and bumps [on the surface of the track].”
Motorsport teams use Acronis technology to protect data, giving teams a competitive advantage. “Today we are celebrating 15 years of Acronis, which has been filled with innovation and market-leading solutions, providing exceptional cyber protection to millions of users worldwide,” concluded SB (Serguei Beloussov), Acronis co-founder and CEO.