In a sport where teams are measured against each other with unrelenting exactness every race weekend, ensuring that the 100,000 or more parts that make up an F1 car are built precisely to the correct specification and standards is essential to maintain competitiveness and reliability.
Red Bull Racing is therefore delighted to announce that it is extending its Innovation Partnership with measurement technologies experts Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence into a tenth year and beyond.
The new three-year deal, which lasts until the end of 2018, will see the team continue to collaborate with Hexagon at the factory and trackside in order to guarantee accuracy in the car configuration throughout race weekends.
Al Peasland, Head of Technical Partnerships at Red Bull Racing, said, “The whole business of Formula One is about measurement, analysis and then continuous improvement. The speed and confidence we get from Hexagon really relates to performance and reliability – the reliability coming from quality.”
Chris Charnley, Quality Manager at Red Bull Racing adds: “We work to extremely tight lead-times but can’t compromise on accuracy, whether in component production or in setup at the circuit. Hexagon technology enables us to perform inspection tasks at speed, but with complete confidence in the reliability of the results.”
The deal extends not only the team’s use of Hexagon’s analysis tools but also the R&D collaboration between the two organisations.
“Our relationship with Red Bull Racing is a partnership in the truest sense of the word,” said Norbert Hanke, President and CEO of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “We are constantly exchanging information and ideas and the relationship has been hugely successful for both parties. In the ten years that we’ve worked together, we’ve been inspired to push the boundaries like Red Bull Racing, and I’m thrilled to continue our Innovation Partnership into what is sure to be another exciting season of Formula One.”