Automotive technology firm McLaren Applied has teamed up with the E1 Series to supply teams with telemetry and data viewing software for electric Racebird boats.
McLaren Applied’s data analysis tools will allow engineers from E1 and Seabird Technologies to view and analyse live and recorded data from the raceboats.
The data analysis tools, which include ATLAS, System Monitor and McLaren Control Toolbox, will all be supplied by the British firm and will be available to all teams in the championship.
The E1 series features 12 teams all running the striking new RaceBird, a hydrofoil electric boat featuring a Kreisel Electric-built 150kW powertrain that is paired with a 35kWh battery.
The RaceBird can achieve a top speed of 50 knots and thanks to its hydrofoil design, it is able to rise above the water to boost efficiency.
McLaren Applied says the E1 teams will utilise the data viewing software at test sessions and race events to better understand the performance of their racing boat.
The firm will also supply teams with a tool that will allow them to have influence on specific elements of the boat, such as throttle mapping.
McLaren Applied uses technology from F1 and the car makers Racing and Automotive divisions and applies them to new areas.
By partnering with E1, McLaren Applied has expanded its portfolio into the marine sector for the first time.
“Having worked as Motorsport Business Director at McLaren Applied in the past, I know the tools and software they provide will be to the highest standard and will offer teams valuable insight,” said Rodi Basso, co-founder and CEO of E1.
“The data will not only be used to extract the maximum performance and monitor safety, but it will also be used to show real-time information to fans trackside or watching at home.”