61 years between stints would make most folks a little rusty at whatever it is they’re trying to do. Practice makes perfect--right? Coming away from the season’s first race at the Bahrain Grand Prix with its first F1 World Championship point in more than 6 decades shows that the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™Team hasn’t missed a step. (And NetApp is proud to be a Global Partner of AMCF1™). The AMR21 car displayed great speed and durability at the hands of drivers Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel. Stroll placed tenth (securing a World Championship point) and Vettel placed fifteenth, after starting in twentieth place because of a penalty.
What Vettel and Stroll are doing in the AMR21 is, to put it mildly, going fast—very fast. At only 1,650 pounds and more than 1,000 horsepower, the AMR21 is amazingly quick. Imagine hitting the accelerator on your car and feeling about 3 times your body weight on your chest. What does that mean? How about 0 to 60 mph in as little 1.6 seconds? That’s quick – and smokin’. Let’s put it in perspective: The popular BMW 2021 330i xDrive accelerates from 0 to 60mph in 5.3 seconds.
Dave has been bringing solutions to market under various monikers (alliances, business development, solution marketing) for more than 15 years. Before entering the world of tech, he enjoyed a 15-year stint in the wine business.