Formula One racing team McLaren Mercedes has signed a deal with Lenovo to use the supplier’s PCs to support its attempts to retain Lewis Hamilton’s World Drivers' Championship title in 2009.
Lenovo notebook and desktop PCs will be used at race tracks and at the team’s UK headquarters.
McLaren will use mobile wireless technology to communicate between systems in the pits during races, as well as using trackside PCs for tasks such as starting the cars through to the complex analysis of thousands of data items transmitted from cars to the pits.
The team will also send real-time race information back to engineers in the UK
“Both Vodafone and Lenovo are committed to the competitive advantages from exceptional engineering. We are looking forward to the significant technology contribution that Lenovo will provide through its notebooks and desktop computer solutions,” said Vodafone McLaren Mercedes chief executive Martin Whitmarsh.