The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team completes its first drive with the racing cars of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas for the coming season on February 14th, 2020, so Friday in a week. On these cars one will see a new branding, because the German-British team cooperates for several years with the high performance computing-company AMD. This year's season starts on March 15th, 2020, in the Australian Melbourne and ends in November 29th in Abu Dhabi: With its 22 races and thus one more race than in the previous year, the 71st season is going to be the longest of the Formula-1-history. Let's take a look at the news from the house of Mercedes-AMG F1 Petronas to the new cooperation as well as the new modelcars, which come to the collector from the house of Minichamps in scale 1:18.
On February 4th, 2020, the team management announced a partnership of several years with the leading high-performance computing-company AMD, a technology provider for supercomputers, simulations, PCs and data centers. The new partnership therefore combines the passion of the two companies for extreme performance. In the season 2020, the AMD logos will be visible on both sides of the cockpit of the new racing car, on the drivers' racing suits, team clothing and the engineering island in the box. As part of the collaboration, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team will use commercial solutions from AMD to optimize their different work processes, including AMD EPYC™ server processors and AMD Ryzen™ PRO laptop processors.
John Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer of AMD: “We are delighted to be working with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team, which is also active in the field of cutting-edge technologies and with which we want to bring fantastic innovations and performance from the factory to the racetrack .” Pleasure in leading the team, for which team boss and managing director Toto Wolff said: “Innovations are at the heart of Formula 1 and we always try to push the technological limits on our hunt for more performance. We are very happy that AMD joins our team as a new partner and we are excited about our future together, in which we want to explore ingenious solutions to unlock untapped performance potential.”
Who is AMD?
For 50 years, AMD stands for innovations in the sectors high-performance computing, graphic and virtualizatino technologies - the basis for gaming, immense platforms and the data center. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading companies of the Fortune 500 and highly modern scientific research institutions all over the world trust on the technologies from AMD every day to enrich their lives, their work and their games. Minichamps is also one of the long-term partners of the Formula 1 team. With the Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power + in scale 1:18, new miniatures of last year's World Championship winning car of diecast appear under item numbers B66960567 and B66960568 and enrich the range of advertising models in the packaging of Mercedes-Benz: Something special for many collectors!