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Mercedes F1's Partnership with INEOS TEAM UK for the America's Cup

Mercedes F1's Applied Science division has been working with INEOS TEAM UK in preparation for the 36th America's Cup.

Since August 2019, team members from Applied Science have been dedicated to projects with INEOS TEAM UK, helping to deliver and accelerate performance for what's often referred to as 'Formula One on water'.

The 36th running of the America's Cup begins in March 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand, with INEOS TEAM UK sailing their boat - called 'Britannia' - in its first regatta in the America's Cup World Series Auckland from 17-20 December.

Up to 30 engineers from Applied Science have worked on the INEOS TEAM UK project, working across simulation, manufacturing and control systems to bring F1 know-how and capability to the sea.

"I remember the first time we went up to Brackley, I think two things really stuck out," said Sir Ben Ainslie, Team Principal and Skipper for INEOS TEAM UK, on the collaboration with Mercedes F1.

"Firstly, their ethos really, how they approach the technical challenge and how collaborative they were.

"And then secondly, just awestruck by the resources at hand. For our team, clearly, we can benefit massively from that."

Graham Miller, Director of Applied Science at Mercedes F1, added: "What we have been able to bring to the party is horsepower.

"INEOS TEAM UK is a very capable team and one of the strengths of the Mercedes F1 team is it has got a lot of capability, built up over a number of years.

"We've really been able to blend with INEOS and help turn their ambition into reality."

You can find out more about the team's partnership with INEOS TEAM UK below, in the latest episode of their video series 'Inside Tech'. And find out more about Applied Science by clicking here.