Venturi Formula E names Hewlett Packard as official technology partner
Venturi Formula E has named Hewlett Packard as its official technology partner in a multi-year ahead of the start of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship this December.
The deal, which will last from 2018-2021, will see Hewlett Packard support the Monegasque marque both on and off the circuit, aiding the team's efficiency in team workflow while assisting with race execution through the incorporation of next-generation platforms and artificial intelligence solutions.
“I’m delighted to welcome Hewlett Packard Enterprise on board," said Gildo Pastor, Venturi Formula E Team President. "There is no doubt that this partnership will allow VENTURI Formula E Team to grow.
"Due to their great expertise, I’m convinced that HPE will fast-track the development of the team and enhance the corporate structure.
"Given that Formula E is a very dynamic and fast-paced environment, I know that HPE will enjoy this unique and hopefully rewarding journey we are embarking on together."
For the 2018/19 season, Venturi boasts having a strong driver pairing in the form of 11-time Grand Prix winner Felipe Massa and Formula E podium finisher Edoardo Mortara, coming off the back of an ever-improving set of results from Season Four.
“Races are won and lost on strategy which is why we are not only building the best possible team but we want the best possible technology and engineering partners as part of our journey," continued Susie Wolff, team principal of Venturi.
"I’ve personally seen the HPE motorsport partnerships in action, I know the real tangible technical benefits they can bring to a team and I am delighted that we have them on board as our Official Technology Partner.
"I also think that the scale of their commitment doesn’t just reinforce their belief in our team but also their appreciation for Formula E as a sport.
"HPE has also had the foresight to recognise that Formula E is a highly competitive environment for sustainable automotive and technological innovation and they want to be part of that momentum.”
Antonio Neri, President and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprises, added: “At HPE, we believe the future belongs to the fast, and we’re focused on accelerating what’s next for enterprises, including in the world of auto racing.
"We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Venturi Formula E Team and look forward to bringing the power of the world’s best technology and services to every facet of their factory and trackside operations to transform the team’s operational efficiency and further their engineering excellence.”
Formula E's fifth season of competition will commence on December 15 with the inaugural Ad Diriyah E-Prix.