Fastly and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team join forces to drive digital performance

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Fastly and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team announced that the world’s fastest global edge cloud platform is now an official global sponsor of the eight-time F1 world champions. The long-term partnership reflects the companies’ shared commitment to experiences that are fast, safe, and leading-edge – both on the track and on the internet.

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The partnership will kick off at the Hungarian Grand Prix and will see the Mercedes F1 team leveraging Fastly’s technology to heighten its online and digital fan experiences. Fastly’s powerful and programmable edge cloud platform helps the world’s top brands deliver the fastest online experiences possible, while simultaneously improving site performance, enhancing security, and empowering innovation at a global scale.

Toto Wolff, CEO and Team Principal of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team said:

We have a deep appreciation for what Fastly delivers to its customers: the ultimate digital performance, at incredible speed. Our fans expect the very best experiences, not just on the track but on their screens – and Fastly will be an important partner to help us achieve this. We’re thrilled to work alongside a team that shares our commitment to high-performance, safety and relentless innovation.

Margaret Arakawa, Chief Marketing Officer of Fastly commented:

For the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team and Fastly, milliseconds matter. The Fastly and Mercedes F1 partnership showcases two brands that are synonymous with performance and speed on a global scale. Fastly is excited to push the limits of speed and security alongside a team that is not only one of the most legendary names in global motorsport but also shares our values around innovation, safety, and performance with integrity. The team has proven year after year that relentless focus and dedication to innovation – supported by a technological infrastructure that is fast, secure, and unwaveringly reliable – leads to winning results.

Michael Taylor, Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team IT Director added:

Our fight for milliseconds on track relies upon the strength of our digital infrastructure and the speed of our network. Joining forces with Fastly, who share our obsession for innovation and uncompromising performance, will help to drive us forward on the track and power our fan experience in the virtual world.

Fans can experience this new partnership at Formula 1 events beginning this month, as well as tech industry events including the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas this August.

About Fastly

Fastly’s powerful and programmable edge cloud platform helps the world’s top brands deliver the fastest online experiences possible while improving site performance, enhancing security, and empowering innovation on a global scale. With world-class support that consistently achieves 95%+ customer satisfaction ratings. Fastly’s beloved suite of edge computing, delivery, and security offerings have been recognized as a leader by industry analysts such as IDC, Forrester and Gartner. Compared to legacy providers, Fastly’s powerful and modern network architecture is the fastest on the planet, empowering developers to deliver secure websites and apps at a global scale with rapid time-to-market and industry-leading cost savings. Thousands of the world’s most prominent organizations trust Fastly to help them upgrade the internet experience, including Reddit, Stripe, Neiman Marcus, The New York Times, Epic Games, and GitHub.

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