Formula 1

Acronis interviewed the ROKiT Williams Racing's CIO in Digital Transformation

This year’s Digital Transformation report featured an exclusive interview with ROKiT Williams Racing’s CIO, Graeme Hackland. The conversation touched on everything from biometrics and quantum computing to the dangers of running a motor racing team on data that needs to keep up with some of the world’s fastest cars.

Download the full report to learn how ROKiT Williams stays CyberFit with Acronis technology. celebrates 15 years of data protection

It’s always nice to mark special occasions with friends and family. Acronis was reminded of that pleasure yesterday, as we held the first of several celebrations to mark our 15th Anniversary. Surrounded by our partners, customers and a host of special guests, we hosted a gala event at our newly expanded corporate headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

Not every company successfully competes – let alone leads – in their industry for 15 years, so Acronis is pleased to take a few moments to celebrate our successes.

2017 Review - 2018 Trends

Here we are at the end of another year, and what a year it was. Twelve months ago we made predictions for the year ahead – let’s see how we did.

Pierre Gasly of Scuderia Toro

As the Formula 1 season came to an end, thousands of people made their way to oil-rich Abu Dhabi to see their favorite drivers one more time. And the picturesque Yas Marina didn’t disappoint.

The Mercedes team that already had the contractors’ championship in the pocket displayed another strong performance, with both drivers taking the first two podium positions, followed by Ferraris’ Sebastian Vettel who settled for third while retaining the second spot in the driver standings.

Never Give Up — an Important Value in Sport and Business

Pierre Gasly of Scuderia Toro Rosso

Sometimes, even in the ultra-competitive world of Formula 1 racing where even a single point can be of huge significance come the end of a season, just taking part and gaining valuable experience can be of equal importance.

Just as Lewis Hamilton wrapped up a fourth world drivers’ title by recovering to finish ninth following an opening lap collision with rival Sebastian Vettel, so Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley can be proud of their battling efforts after a tough weekend.

A Fond Farewell to Carlos in the Land of the Rising Sun

Carlos Sainz of Scuderia Toro Rosso - Acronis

The Scuderia Toro Rosso team bid a fond farewell to outgoing driver Carlos Sainz as the sun set on the Suzuka paddock after an event filled Japanese Grand Prix weekend.

The land of the rising sun turned out to be the land of the grey skies and rain showers on a Friday that saw more action in the pitlane than out on the track as team members entertained themselves by floating paper boats along the tarmac that now resembled rivers.

Scuderia Toro Rosso and Honda

Changing power units in racing cars is not uncommon. For Scuderia Toro Rosso it’ll be the third change in as many years. Last year they used Ferrari. This year it’s Renault. Next year, the power unit will come from Japan. The Faenza-based team recently signed a new agreement with Honda, and in the words of Team Principal Franz Tost, Toro Rosso expects “to get out a lot on the design side as well as from the cooperation.”

While the media have a field day discussing the news, Acronis spoke to Raffaele Boschetti, who heads the IT at Scuderia Toro Rosso, about what’s involved in getting ready for a new engine supplier. With everything relying on data, it was only appropriate to start with IT.

Love for STR and Acronis at the Team's Home From Home

Scuderia Toro Rosso Italian Grand Prix 2017

Although the Italian Grand Prix failed to deliver the desired grid order or points for many teams, the weekend proved a roaring success in other ways.

Scuderia Toro Rosso

It had been three weeks before the trucks arrived in Belgium to unload their precious cargoes and once again go racing again after the long summer break. During this time, Acronis launched Acronis True Image 2018, the #1 personal backup software, and the FIA also had safety on its mind, announcing that it was to introduce the radical ‘Halo’ driver protection device for the 2018 season onwards.

Acronis – Scuderia Toro Rosso Partnership

One year ago in Hungary, Acronis announced a long-term partnership with Scuderia Toro Rosso, becoming the first Singaporean company to sponsor an F1 racing team!

One year on, the partnership is growing stronger. Scuderia Toro Rosso has moved from the role of being a product supporter to using Acronis’ solutions itself, both trackside and in the factory.