AUGUST 21, 2009
McLaren applies technology in athletics
McLaren Applied Technologies has announced an involvement in a not-for-profit partnership with UK Sport, the English and Scottish Institutes for Sport and key GB medal winning sports, to supply Formula 1-style technology to British coaches and athletes in their quest for medals at World and European Championships as well as future Olympic and Paralympic Games.
MAT will work closely with the UK high performance systems to provide instrumentation, telemetry, modelling, simulation and other technical advice to sports such as cycling, canoeing, rowing and sailing. These four sporting disciplines, and many others, will benefit from cutting-edge electronic technology that has been pioneered on the racetracks of the world, and used by world champion Lewis Hamilton and the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team.
The project has been designed with a longer-term view in mind, which will enable coaches to understand and use data telemetry with a view to developing programmes and working methods that will benefit future generations of athletes.
In addition, MAT will also engage in a detailed problem-solving initiative, using their high performance know-how and experience to help provide support in solving problems in a number of other key areas.