THE WHAT? McLaren Racing has announced a multi-year technical partnership with Unilever, starting in the 2020 Formula 1 season.
THE DETAILS The partnership is aimed at driving developments in engineering, digital and talent for Unilever, helping to improve performance and energy efficiency, augment and enhance capabilities in areas such as sensor technology and analytics of complex systems and broaden rotational placements, mentorships and inclusivity programmes, for example.
The duo will also co-create an Engineering Academy.
THE WHY? As Dave Penrith, Chief Engineer, Unilever said, “This is a very exciting partnership for both Unilever and McLaren. Together we will use our combined efforts to solve both current and future challenges with some of the best engineering minds in the world, and also develop the next level of talent within our companies. The application of McLaren technology and culture will be an important component as we make our business ever more agile, sustainable and responsive to customers and consumers.”