It’s odd that Red Bull’s newest sponsor is called “Wolf,” and it’s even more hilarious that “Wolf” will be on hand to help the team’s cybersecurity.
Red Bull has established a partnership with Arctic Wolf, a cybersecurity firm based in the United States. According to the team’s statement, Arctic Wolf is “the global leader in security operations, delivering the first cloud-native security operations platform to stop cyber risk.”
“By connecting the Team’s existing infrastructure with its platform, Arctic Wolf will assist ensure that the mission important data and operations required for Red Bull Racing Honda to succeed on and off the track are protected at all times,” the statement continued. System and network activity will be monitored safely 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, limiting potential exposure to computer systems at the Factory, Wind Tunnel, Track, and everywhere in between.”
“Modern Formula 1 is almost as much driven by data as it is by the fantastic sportsmen behind the wheel,” Red Bull Racing Honda CEO and Team Principal Christian Horner stated. With so much data created and delivered from the track to the factory during the development of Red Bull Racing Honda’s vehicles, protecting the competitive advantage we’ve worked so hard to attain is critical every day. Our collaboration with Arctic Wolf will strengthen our cybersecurity operations and ensure the protection of our data.”
UPS and Ferrari are no longer working Together
UPS has been the Scuderia’s official logistics and shipping partner since 2013, but according to Sports Business Journal, the sponsorship agreement has expired without renewal, and UPS has been removed from Ferrari’s team partners website page, along with Philip Morris’ Mission Winnow initiative to transform the company by reducing cigarette sales and promoting alternative technologies.
The future of Ferrari’s partnership with Philip Morris is still up in the air, according to Mattia Binotto, who told The Race: “We’re talking about it right now.” They were our title sponsor, and if you look at how we signed up our team for the next season, it’s no longer named Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow, but just Scuderia Ferrari.
“I believe the answer is fairly simple. Nonetheless, there are several potential for us to work with them as partners on a variety of projects.
“At the present, we have a number of choices on the table, and we’re still talking. Hopefully, that will continue to be a great partner, but it will take a few more days and weeks.”
Ferrari renews their contract with Kaspersky.
In a team Release, Ferrari also Confirmed That its Sponsorship Deal with Kaspersky Has Been Renewed
“Scuderia Ferrari is thrilled to announce the renewal of a multi-year collaboration agreement with Kaspersky, a world leader in cyber security and data protection,” Ferrari said in a statement. Kaspersky will now be an Official Partner for the FDA Esports Team, the department within the Ferrari Driver Academy that works with virtual motorsport since 2019. The cooperation began in 2010 and was renewed in 2015.
“As part of the agreement, Kaspersky provides a number of critical services, including continuous data protection for Ferrari at its headquarters in Maranello and at racetracks across the world. At all official Scuderia events, the corporate brand will be shown on the drivers’ and team members’ helmets and clothes, as well as on the FDA Esports Team sim drivers’ jerseys and on the Ferrari vehicles on the numerous games platforms with which the Maranello marque is associated.”
“We are glad to prolong our cooperation with Kaspersky and, indeed, to expand its scope,” Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto stated. Our two businesses have many characteristics, such as a commitment to technological excellence and a collaborative culture. Kaspersky has been a major partner for Scuderia Ferrari for over a decade, securing our data both on the track and at Maranello, and it’s crucial that we can rely on such a trustworthy partner when it comes to such a sensitive component of a team’s life. We’re particularly pleased that our relationship has expanded into the area of esports, which is rapidly expanding and becoming increasingly important in promoting racing to a broader and younger audience.”
Williams Has won a Case Against Rokit for $ 35 Million
Williams cancelled their sponsorship arrangement with Rokit and Rokit Drinks, which was negotiated ahead of the 2019 Formula One season and was meant to last five years, just before being acquired by US-based investment group Dorilton Capital in August 2020.
However, according to Decalspotters, Williams has filed a lawsuit against Rokit for failing to pay the Grove-based team under the agreement, with the news outlet stating, “The California Central Court attributed a payment of $35.7 million in arbitration to ROKiT for failing to comply with the contractual agreements with Williams Racing.”
Is There a Breakup Between Aston Martin And BWT?
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Since the days when the Silverstone-based F1 team was known as Force India and Racing Point, BWT, an Austrian company specialising in systems for the generation, storage, and distribution of Purified Water and Water for Injection (WFI), has been the team’s sponsor, with the team’s cars sporting the pink colour used in BWT’s branding, and the cars being dubbed the ‘Pink Panthers.’