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NTT Communications is
the Official Technology
Partner of McLaren-Honda

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Partnership

Speedy Analysis of Enormous Data
NTT Communications Responds to Tough Demands by McLaren-Honda

Two really important factors of F1 racings are “to develop the fastest machine out of all the teams within the regulations” and “to continue developing a machine which can record the fastest lap time, considering the characteristics of the circuit as well as climate and other conditions”. In this sense, F1 is a team sport of “science and technology”. For instance, settings needed for high-speed corners and low-speed corners are quite different and perfect settings to calculate the time from the straight to combinations is extremely difficult to achieve. So, developing is all about pursuing the limit within the regulations, and setting is all about pursuing the best balance. In order to pursue these limits and balance, “data” is the key essence.

McLaren-Honda utilizes pre-acquired data from simulator and wind tunnel test, as well as enormous amount of driving data transmitted from over 200 sensors that are loaded on the machine, since winning a F1 Grand Prix races depends heavily on the speed of data analysis and reflection of analyzed data onto the machine. Real-time data of the machine such as engine, brakes, tires, gearbox, aerodynamic parts and suspensions, as well as weather information are transmitted to each team. The size of these data could go up to 4GB per second. Each team uses their own cloud and high-speed network to collect data and analyze at their headquarters. This procedure of sensing, monitoring, analyzing, and sharing of the data is called “Telemetry System”.

Honda has introduced this system of “Telemetry” to F1 industry in mid-80’s, and from end of 80’s to 90’s, McLaren has evolved this system into the next level. McLaren-Honda is still the forerunner of this system, even today. McLaren-Honda chose NTT Communications as a partner to further improve the performance of the team by enhancing its ICT infrastructure.

McLaren-Honda and NTT Communications announce three year partnership

Why did NTT Communications decide to join the industry of F1 Grand Prix?

The Corporate slogan of NTT Communication is “Transform. Transcend.”.
By providing world-leading technologies and services, we will be evolving (“Transform”) and dynamically transforming the business of our clients and society, as well as markets. Also, we wish to create new values by exceeding expectations (“Transcend”) and a connected world with no boundaries (“Transcend”). We believe this corporate slogan represents our determination very much.
Through the partnership, NTT Communications believes we can transform the method of digital data collection and utilization of the data by McLaren-Honda F1 team, and exceeds the limit (“Transcend”) of current motor sport racing.

Why did NTT Communications became the “Official Technology Partner” of McLaren-Honda?

McLaren-Honda has one of the foremost histories within the F1 industry and have a strong obsession to win. McLaren-Honda is a team that pursues technological innovation. They never make any compromises and they are oriented with logical approaches.

To digitally transform client’s business through an enhancement of ICT environment and to achieve the goals of “Global Cloud Vision” which have been established in 2011, NTT Communications have been providing cloud, network and security services globally and seamlessly. This is due to NTT Communications’ pursue of new innovation for ICT.

NTT Communications became a partner of McLaren-Honda, because both companies share the same values as a company, aim for the top with no compromise, and fight with cutting-edge technologies.

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About McLaren

History of McLaren

Since 1963, McLaren Racing has become one of the most successful and ground-breaking teams in Grand Prix motor racing, creating some of the most iconic Formula 1 cars in the sport's history.

From its humble roots in a small workshop in New Malden, Surrey, where Bruce McLaren pulled together a small crew of committed individuals to design, build and race cars bearing his own name, McLaren Racing is now based at the famous McLaren Technology Centre, Woking - home to all of the team's businesses, and workplace to more than 3,000 people. For any organization, that's quite an incredible transformation. Yet the company's sporting successes have equally blossomed beyond measure since those early days.

Bruce took the team into Formula 1 at the 1966 Monaco Grand Prix – and, since that day, no team in Formula 1 has scored more victories [182] than McLaren. Over the 50 plus years that it has been competing in the sport, McLaren has also won 12 Drivers' Championships and 8 Constructors' Championships. Elsewhere, the team dominated the iconic North American CanAm sports car series, taking 43 wins between 1967 and 1972, won the Indy 500 three times between '72 and '76, and took the Le Mans 24 Hours on its first attempt with Masanori Sekiya, in 1995.

The team's great champions – Emerson Fittipaldi, James Hunt, Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen and Lewis Hamilton – are all household names and legends of motorsport.

McLaren-Honda campaigns the 2016 FIA Formula 1 World Championship with the driver pairing of two-time (2005, 2006) world champion Fernando Alonso and 2009 world champion Jenson Button. They drive the McLaren-Honda MP4-31.

Key Person of McLaren

Ron Dennis

Glorious performance
McLaren Technology Group, Director
Ron Dennis has led McLaren for 35 years from 1981. McLaren’s perfectionism and obsession to win comes from Ron Dennis’ philosophy. Glorious performance of McLaren-Honda F1 team and transformation of McLaren into a technology company is all due to his leadership skills.

Ron Dennis

Fernando Alonso

Racing Driver
World Champion (2005, 2006)
Nationality: Spain
D.O.B.: September 29th, 1981
Height: 171cm
Weight: 68kg

Fernando Alonso

Jenson Button

Racing Driver
World Champion (2009)
Nationality: United Kingdom
D.O.B.: January 19th, 1980
Height: 182cm
Weight: 72kg

Jenson Button
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Future

Future of NTT Communications and McLaren-Honda

To improve the performance of F1 racing, NTT Communications and McLaren-Honda will be developing advanced technology together.
Performance of a racing team heavily depends on the secureness and transmission speed of enormously large data acquired from the circuit and the machine, as well as how fast they can reflect the analyzed data onto the machine.
Due to this reason, NTT Communications will be setting up a global network as well as NFV service (Arcstar Universal One) between the countries of UK, Spain, USA, Singapore and Japan. This service transmits a large amount of data on a real-time basis acquired from the machine during an actual race to McLaren-Honda’s technical team, that this network would be an absolute necessity for speedy analysis to McLaren-Honda.
Also, to accelerate the speed of technological innovation and flexibility of McLaren’s business, NTT Communications will utilize its knowledge and skills of cloud conversion. Depending on the usage, NTT Communications can provide a cloud service (Enterprise Cloud), with the option of “Shared Cloud” or “Dedicated Cloud”, or CMP (Cloud Management Platform), which client can uniformly manage the cloud infrastructures and services provided by other companies. NTT Communications’ challenges to “Transform” and “Transcend” will continue.

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RACE Calendar

2016 FIA Formula One World Championship Series

01 AUSTRALIA

March 18th ~ 20th

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02 BAHRAIN

April 1st ~ 3rd

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03 CHINA

April 15th ~ 17th

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04 RUSSIA

April 29th ~ May 1st

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05 SPAIN

May 13th ~ 15th

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06 MONACO

May 26th ~ 29th

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07 CANADA

June 10th ~ 12th

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08 EUROPE(Azerbaijan)

June 17th ~ 19th

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09 AUSTRIA

July 1st ~ 3rd

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10 GREAT BRITAIN

July 8th ~ 10th

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11 HUNGARY

July 22nd ~ 24th

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12 GERMANY

July 29th ~ 31st

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13 BELGIUM

August 26th ~ 28th

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14 ITALY

September 2nd ~ 4th

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15 SINGAPORE

September 16th ~ 18th

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16 MALAYSIA

September 30th ~ October 2nd

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17 JAPAN

October 7th ~ 9th

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18 UNITED STATES

October 21st ~ 23rd

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19 MEXICO

October 28th ~ 30th

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20 BRASIL

November 11th ~ 13th

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21 ABU DHABI

November 25th ~ 27th

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