Press release May 19th, 2021
Landmark partnership becomes visible: TeamViewer branded
Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 cars unveiled ahead of Monaco GP
Goppingen/Monte Carlo, 19 May 2021: The Mercedes F1 cars will hit the track at the iconic Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco with a new look. TeamViewer and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team today unveiled an updated livery of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 racing cars, with prominent TeamViewer branding on engine cover, front wing, and cockpit surround. Race spectators will also see the Mercedes F1 drivers and team members competing for the first time in TeamViewer branded race suits and teamwear this weekend.
The Monaco GP marks the official launch of a recently announced landmark partnership between TeamViewer and Mercedes F1 to increase the global brand awareness of the German tech company as well as to enhance the team’s racing operations with cutting-edge software innovation. TeamViewer breaks new ground as the first brand to partner with both the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team and the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, which held its first race with TeamViewer branding at the Monaco ePrix ten days ago.
Toto Wolff, CEO and Team Principal of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team and Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport: “We were excited to welcome TeamViewer to the Mercedes-Benz Motorsport family in March and it’s fantastic that the final part of their integration to both our FE and F1 teams is taking place on the global stage at the Monaco Grand Prix. We are looking forward to working together with TeamViewer across both series, with a focus on developing a deep technological partnership that will enable us to drive performance gains. TeamViewer and Mercedes both share the same passion for performance and progress that will drive world-class software innovation for the fastest laboratory in the world and beyond.”
Oliver Steil, CEO of TeamViewer: “We are very proud to see our logo featured on the Mercedes racing cars and teamwear as it finally makes our partnership visible to everyone. This will boost TeamViewer’s perception as a truly global tech brand. With our leading remote connectivity solutions, we already do our share to make the Mercedes teams better, faster, and greener in motorsport’s journey towards net zero carbon status. As strong partners, we will now deepen our technological cooperation and translate joint innovation from the racetrack to the industrial environment of TeamViewer customers.”
The new F1 car branding was unveiled in a recorded video call between Toto Wolff and Oliver Steil, using TeamViewer’s new Augmented Reality (AR) based video interaction app lifeAR. The free mobile app bridges the gap between digital conversations with friends and family, and the physical world, by enabling users to interact with each other in a spatial context, sharing the video stream of a smartphone camera. As seen in the clip with Toto Wolff and Oliver Steil, location-aware AR annotations such as markers, text and emojis can be attached to physical objects like the Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 racing car to drive interactive digital experiences. More information can be found at https://www.lifear.app.
TeamViewer is a leading global technology company that provides a connectivity platform to remotely access, control, manage, monitor, and repair devices of any kind – from laptops and mobile phones to industrial machines and robots. Although TeamViewer is free of charge for private use, it has more than 600,000 subscribers and enables companies of all sizes and from all industries to digitalize their business-critical processes through seamless connectivity. Against the backdrop of global megatrends like device proliferation, automation and new work, TeamViewer proactively shapes digital transformation and continuously innovates in the fields of Augmented Reality, Internet of Things or Artificial Intelligence. Since the company’s foundation in 2005, TeamViewer’s software has been installed on more than 2.5 billion devices around the world. The company is headquartered in Goppingen, Germany, and employs more than 1,400 people globally. In 2020, TeamViewer achieved billings of EUR 460m. TeamViewer AG (TMV) is listed at Frankfurt Stock Exchange and belongs to the MDAX. Further information can be found at www.teamviewer.com.
About Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team
The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team is the works Formula One Team of Mercedes-Benz, competing in the FIA Formula One™ World Championship – the pinnacle of world motorsport and the largest annual sporting series in the world. Based at two world-class technology campuses in the UK, the team designs, develops, manufactures and races the race cars and Hybrid Power Units driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and race-winning team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Formula One is a uniquely demanding technical and human challenge, requiring the right alchemy of cutting-edge technologies, high-performance management and elite teamwork to deliver results at 23 Grands Prix around the globe in a race season running from March to December. The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team set new benchmarks for F1™ success on its way to winning the Constructors’ and Drivers’ World Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. During those seven Championship-winning seasons, the team scored 100 wins, 200 podiums, 107 pole positions, 70 fastest laps and 53 one-two finishes from 134 race starts.
About Mercedes EQ Formula E Team
Motorsport has been a core element of Mercedes-Benz for more than 125 years. The first vehicle to bear the Mercedes-Benz name was a racing car. In 2019, Mercedes-Benz added a new chapter in its long and successful motorsport history: For the first time, two electric racing cars from the new Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team are entering the racetrack. The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is the ideal platform to demonstrate the performance of the Mercedes-EQ battery-powered electric vehicles, offering a completely new kind of experience, which combines racing with a unique event character. The team celebrated the first ever fully-electric race win for Mercedes-Benz and ended their debut season in Formula E in third place in the team championship. The Mercedes-EQ Formula E team benefits from the brand’s many years of experience in motorsport and its technical know-how throughout the entire Mercedes-Benz Motorsport-Family. By competing in two racing series – Formula 1 and Formula E – in parallel, Mercedes transfer the lessons from both to its road vehicle development. The two platforms combined will constitute a major technology driver for the entire Mercedes-Benz family and help to shape the future of the automobile.
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