Exclusive ROKiT Williams Tour of Singapore Grand Prix 2019!

As part of the Acronis CyberFit Week, we were invited to an exclusive ROKiT Williams tour of the Singapore Grand Prix 2019!

We also had the opportunity to sit down and talk to ROKiT Williams CIO Graeme Hackland, who has over 20 years of F1 experience under his belt!


Checking In At The Singapore Grand Prix Media Centre!

After picking up our media passes, we checked in at the Singapore Grand Prix Media Centre. This is what it looks like inside!

It’s located directly over the garages, so the windows look out directly into the pit stop!


Exclusive ROKiT Williams Tour of Singapore Grand Prix 2019!

Barbara Clemente of the ROKiT Williams Racing Team took us on a special tour of Singapore Grand Prix 2019.

We were not allowed to take photos or videos inside the ROKiT Williams garage, of course. But we had the rare and exclusive opportunity to check out the paddock and pit stop in person!


Graeme Hackland on the ROKiT Williams + Acronis Partnership

We then sat down with ROKiT Williams CIO Graeme Hackland, who has over 20 years of F1 experience under his belt.

He spoke about the importance of data collection to the team’s performance, and how much data they now collect – not just at the tracks and races, but also in the factory back in the UK.

He also revealed that the team was hit by two ransomware attacks in 2014, losing data to one of them. That spurred their adoption of Acronis data protection solutions.

Now, all of their data is notarised and almost instantaneously backed up on the cloud, and can be quickly restored if they are compromised in any way, or hijacked by ransomware.

Protecting all that data is important, not just for the success of their team, but also Williams Advanced Engineering. After all, the technologies they refine with each race will end up being commercialised by Advanced Engineering.


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