Wednesday 15th April, 2015
Infiniti Red Bull Racing has announced a two-year extension of its Innovation Partnership with FLIR Systems, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial infrared camera systems, following a successful first term. FLIR will continue to work with the Team to develop and supply thermal imaging technology that will be used to gather temperature data from its 2015 challenger, the RB11.
Thermal imaging technology from FLIR has helped Infiniti Red Bull Racing gather and analyze vital heat related information during the development of the car for the 2014 season. FLIR thermal cameras give the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team unique capabilities to collect critical data about the car’s components and operations.
Commenting on the collaboration, Team Principal Christian Horner said “FLIR technology has proven to be a vital part of our research and development activity throughout the 2014 season and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to renew the partnership. FLIR’s unrivalled capabilities in this area complement our own expertise and this is another example of Infiniti Red Bull Racing seeking expertise from a best-in-class supplier to help us improve our operation."
“As a technology company, it is a great privilege to be part of the exciting world of Formula One, says Tom Surran, COO of FLIR. “The innovation partnership has given our company the opportunity to showcase the many possibilities of thermal imaging and measurement in the demanding field of Formula One auto racing. We look forward to FLIR technology giving the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team a key edge over its rivals.”