“The technological demands of Formula 1 mean we are well-placed to support with advanced technical challenges in specific areas of sailing and cycling, with a particular focus on aerodynamics and the manufacturing capability around key components,” explained Mercedes Team Principal and CEO Toto Wolff.
Today’s announcement unveils a new division of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, called Mercedes-Benz Applied Science (MBAS). Formed in March 2019, MBAS leverages the best of aerospace and motorsport technologies to deliver performance across the domains of land, sea and air. MBAS has been working with INEOS TEAM UK since August 2019.
“When Sir Jim Ratcliffe approached us with the concept of bringing together the three organisations, all with proven track records of excellence and high ambitions for the future, we immediately saw the opportunity to grow and diversify our business – and to learn from some of the most successful teams in world sport,” said Toto. “We are very excited about this agreement’s potential in the months and years ahead.”