In January 2015 Epson announced a long-term global partnership with the 2014 FIA Formula One World Champions, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team. Epson is an Official Team Partner of MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, providing its expertise in the product areas of inkjet printers, scanners, 3LCD projectors and wearables, including smart glasses and health/sports sensing products.
"We are extremely proud to enhance our global brand profile by becoming an official partner of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team," said Epson President Minoru Usui. "The partnership aligns two world-renowned champion brands committed to the relentless pursuit of innovation, the attainment of global leadership positions and the creation of products and services that continue to exceed expectations and emotionally engage stakeholders worldwide."
The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team dominated the Drivers' and Constructors' Championships in 2014 and in 2015 for two consecutive years.
"We are delighted to welcome Epson to the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team as our preparations for the 2015 season gather pace. It is always a pleasure to work with forward-thinking companies and Epson's products are a natural fit for our race and manufacturing operations. Epson's use of innovative technology to deliver performance is perfectly aligned to what we strive to achieve in Formula One and we will be working closely with Epson to showcase these innovations and increase global awareness of their brand and products. We look forward to the season ahead and many successful years as partners."
- Toto Wolff
Head of Mercedes Benz
A stunning projection mapping showcase on the F1 racecar using 7 Epson EB-Z series projectors following
the car’s journey across various landscapes and dreamscapes.
Epson Technology a Perfect Fit for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team
Renowned Formula One engineer Paddy Lowe, Executive Director (Technical) of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, gives one example of how Epson products are benefiting the team's operations.
"I've just had an Epson WF-100W printer and DS-30 scanner installed in my office in our team engineering trucks which travel around the Formula One European races. It's quite a compact environment so the lightweight and efficient design of both devices is perfect. I can also carry them with me whilst I travel, go to business meetings or within the paddock. Formula One is such a fast-paced environment and having access to the latest technology, be it for our cars or our offices, is crucial to being able to do our job effectively."
Hyper-realistic paper models* of the F1 W06 Hybrid that you can build yourself are now available for free download! Are you up for the challenge? For best results we recommend using an Epson inkjet printer and Epson matte paper.
*Strictly not for commercial use. Requires Adobe Reader®.