AMD’s Epyc processors play key role in Mercedes’ 2020 and 2021 F1 championship success

Formula 1 is a data-driven sport. Since the sport was taken over by Liberty Media, cost caps have been introduced, limiting track testing days and wind tunnel time. To address this problem, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has become very important to provide accurate aerodynamic simulations and data that are expected to be relevant to track performance. This means you need a lot of computing power.

AMD joined in early 2020 as a sponsor of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team. AMD provides its Epyc server processors, Ryzen Pro laptops and various tools to assist the fleet. These systems are a key component of the performance of modern F1 teams.