Toto Wolff, Team Principal & CEO, Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, said: “We’re very proud to have Akkodis on board to bring their combined best-in-class IT and engineering R&D expertise to the team. Modis has already proven their commitment and expertise as Official Engineering Partner of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, contributing to the team’s success as they became the first all-electric double World Champions. We are proud to bring Akkodis’ experience over to Formula One and look forward to leveraging their talent and passion for technology throughout the 2022 Formula One season and beyond.”
The new partnership builds on a collaboration between Modis and the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team that began in 2020. Together the partners developed data analytics software allowing the team to generate more insights from their data to boost performance. Modis also initiated and managed a successful global recruitment campaign to find the right tech talent to work alongside the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team Principal for the current Formula E season.
Jan Gupta, President of Akkodis, said: “As AKKA & Modis, we bring 50,000 engineering and digital experts together to form Akkodis, a new global leader in the Smart Industry field. Our expertise is helping organizations with their IT and engineering R&D to scale innovation, accelerate digital transformation and deliver solutions to engineer a smarter future. After winning the championship with the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team as Official Engineering Partner we’re really excited to step into Formula One as a newly combined global powerhouse, and accelerate our expertise further. We want to make an impact in helping the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team towards carbon neutrality and inspire people to be part of shaping a smarter and more sustainable tomorrow.”
Richard Sanders, Commercial Director, Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team said: “We’re delighted to welcome Akkodis as part of the team ahead of the 2022 Formula One season. Judging by the passion for innovation Modis brought to their incredibly successful partnership with the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, we’re very excited to see what the combined might of Akkodis will bring to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team as they help drive our mission to become an organisation at the cutting-edge of sustainability”.
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