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23 October 2014

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS wins 2014 FIA Formula 1 World Constructors Championship

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS has won the 2014 FIA Formula 1 World Constructors Championship. Team partner and fan specialist ebm-papst already made its contribution to MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS winning the championship in their very first collaborative Formula One season.

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ebm-papst supports the successful Formula One team starting with the 2014 season

By signing with the successful team, ebm-papst became the first major partner to enter Formula One as a direct consequence of the new efficiency based rules introduced for the 2014 season and beyond.

Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, Toto Wolff, commented: “Formula One is the pinnacle of automotive innovation. As such, it has a duty to push the boundaries of technology. The new regulations not only encourage this innovation but also make the sport more relevant to the direction in which the motoring industry is heading. Our partnership with ebm-papst not only provides the team with the best solutions available to operate our racing cars but it also demonstrates the significance of new and innovative technologies within the sport.”

The team of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton implemented the “efficiency equals performance” theme of the new Formula One regulations perfectly as the team’s success clearly shows. The recent victories of the two drivers at the Grand Prix in Russia contributed to MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS winning the Championship.

"We are delighted that MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS has won the 2014 FIA Formula 1 World Constructors Championship and that as an Official Team Partner we can celebrate this success with the team. The change of Formula One to more efficiency fits perfectly with our GreenTech philosophy: efficiency through state-of-the-art technology," explains Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO of ebm-papst. "After all, the Formula One engines now achieve the same lap times using 30 percent less energy."

ebm-papst has developed off-board cooling solutions for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 W05 Hybrid racing cars that constantly cool the temperature-sensitive components of the racing cars to optimal operating conditions between the rounds – an important task when dealing with outside temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius at racing locations such as Singapore, Abu Dhabi and potentially Melbourne.

Furthermore, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS and ebm-papst work hand-in-hand to improve the garage working environment at Grand Prix venues through innovative, custom-built heat extraction and cooling solutions. The Formula One team and the leading fan manufacturer also work closely together in order to improve the energy efficiency of the team’s operational facilities at Brackley (Great Britain), in addition to holding technical working groups to share expertise and best practice on aerodynamics. “In terms of developing speed, we still have a great deal to learn from the work at Formula One," highlights Rainer Hundsdörfer. "And ultimately our customers will benefit from this experience."

Simon Bradwell
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