20 September 2019

SportPesa Racing Point Formula 1 Team selects software from IFS to advance team operations

SportPesa Racing Point Formula 1 Team selects software from IFS to advance team operations

London, September 20, 2019 – SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team is delighted to begin a multi-year partnership with IFS, the global enterprise applications company. Going forward, IFS’s cloud-based ERP software will underpin the team’s racing operations and back-office needs as the team continues on its journey towards the front of the grid.

Any business needs intelligent business tools to help manage resource allocation and this is especially true in the fast-paced world of Formula 1. Efficiency and speed are needed in all areas of the company, which is why the team chose to partner with IFS and benefit from its autonomous and intelligent solutions to power mission-critical business processes. 

Racing Point needed software that could help manage the complex factory operations and help the team grow in the future. As a strategic technology partner, IFS will empower Racing Point with its state-of-the-art tools to ensure operational excellence. The platform gives the team flexibility in this exciting new era with fresh investment from the shareholders and the construction of a new factory next year.

Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal SportPesa Racing Point: “When evaluating our options, IFS stood out for its flexibility, innovation, and accuracy - the mainstays of professional racing and key traits of our own culture. Just like any other complex industrial organisation, success in racing relies on outperforming the competition in all areas. That includes Sergio and Lance in the cars, the operational crew at the races, as well as the team back at the factory. IFS presented us with a solution that could give us one version of the truth in real-time, informing our decision-making and paving the way for our digital transformation.”

IFS CEO, Darren Roos: “Being faster, smarter and more efficient are vital to any successful Formula 1 team and that is exactly why Racing Point turned to IFS. We engineer our solutions to empower users with the right data when milliseconds make the difference between winning or not. We look forward to going full-throttle in our collaboration with Racing Point over the coming seasons.”

The partnership sees the IFS logo feature on the team’s RP19 cars from this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix. Branding is also present on the race suits of Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll.

About SportPesa Racing Point Formula 1 Team

SportPesa Racing Point may be one of the newest names on the Formula One grid, but it’s team that boasts a wealth of experience with over 500 Grand Prix races under its belt. Racing Point draws on the heritage of some of the sport’s most cherished names, bringing to life a new incarnation of a team that has come to symbolise passion, dedication and the spirit of true racers. In its latest guise, the Silverstone-based company remains a feisty privateer taking the fight to the biggest names in the sport. With fresh investment and committed shareholders, the new vision at Racing Point is to build a team capable of competing at the very front of the grid. Working in partnership with world-leading brands and with an exciting driver line-up, the team is ready to take the next step on the journey towards success. www.racingpointf1.com.

About IFS 

IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,700 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realize their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com.

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