• Mercedes-AMG and Fastly Join Forces to Push the Boundaries of Digital Performance

Fastly and the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team today announced that the world’s fastest global edge cloud platform is now an official global sponsor of the eight-time F1 world champions. The long-term partnership reflects the companies’ shared commitment to experiences that are fast, safe, and leading edge – both on the track and on the internet.

The partnership will kick off at the Hungarian Grand Prix and will see the Mercedes F1 team leveraging Fastly’s technology to heighten its online and digital fan experiences. Fastly’s powerful and programmable edge cloud platform helps the world’s top brands deliver the fastest online experiences possible, while simultaneously improving site performance, enhancing security, and empowering innovation at global scale.

“We have a deep appreciation for what Fastly delivers to its customers: the ultimate digital performance, at incredible speed,” said Toto Wolff, CEO and Team Principal of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team. “Our fans expect the very best experiences, not just on track but on their screens – and Fastly will be an important partner to help us achieve this. We’re thrilled to work alongside a team that shares our commitment to high-performance, safety and relentless innovation.” 

Fans can experience this new partnership at Formula 1 events beginning this month, as well as tech industry events including the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas this August.

“For the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 team and Fastly, milliseconds matter,” said Margaret Arakawa, Chief Marketing Officer of Fastly. “The Fastly and Mercedes F1 partnership showcases two brands that are synonymous with performance and speed at global scale. Fastly is excited to push the limits of speed and security alongside a team that is not only one of the most legendary names in global motorsport, but also shares our values around innovation, safety, and performance with integrity. The team has proven year after year that relentless focus and dedication to innovation – supported by technological infrastructure that is fast, secure, and unwaveringly reliable – leads to winning results.”

“Our fight for milliseconds on track relies upon the strength of our digital infrastructure and the speed of our network,” said Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team IT Director, Michael Taylor. “Joining forces with Fastly, who share our obsession for innovation and uncompromising performance, will help to drive us forward on the track and power our fan experience in the virtual world.”