Under the agreement, NTT Communications becomes a technology partner to McLaren-Honda. Over the course of the partnership, NTT Communications will provide network, cloud, data connectivity and other innovations to meet McLaren’s need for an IT communications platform that delivers optimum performance to support its Formula One race team.
The Formula One racing team also recently announced that Michael Kors, luxury accessories brand, had become its official partner where the company will have branding across the two McLaren Formula One cars, as well as on the overalls the team’s two drivers.
Ron Dennis, chairman and CEO of McLaren Technology Group said: “I am delighted to welcome NTT Communications to the roster of McLaren-Honda’s high-technology and premium brands.
“NTT has a long association with technology that goes all the way back to the introduction of the telegraph in Japan. Given McLaren’s long association with innovation, it is only fitting that we should join forces with such an established and well-respected leader in enterprise communications technology who well understands our own drive for relentless technical development.
“NTT Communications has a resilient and high-capacity network that will allow the team to access its systems without delays.”
Tetsuya Shoji, president and CEO of NTT Communications said: “I am thrilled that NTT Communications is now a technology partner for McLaren-Honda, a symbol of innovation for motorsport fans worldwide.