With sleek cars reaching 220 miles per hour, Formula One racing is a pinnacle of aerodynamics and engineering finesse. In recent years, the global event has also become a sport of computing prowess, an essential shift to process the vast amounts of data generated in building, testing and racing high-speed machines.

Among this season’s 10 teams, Renault Sport Formula One Team stood out as a rising star with big goals. After supplying engines to other teams in recent years, the French automaker entered the race as a full constructor team in 2016, which means it’s responsible for building the entire car. It reorganized its two factories in England and France, invested in staff and resources, and laid out a multi-year plan for winning a championship.

The team has since ascended in rankings every year, rising from a dismal ninth place in 2016 to sixth place in 2017. It ranked fourth at the end of this year’s 21-race season, which wrapped Sunday at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in the United Arab Emirates.

“We are at the top of the midfield,” says Pierre d’Imbleval, Renault Sport Racing chief information officer. “What will change the game is how we embrace technology that makes us even more efficient. It’s about being smarter in the way we work.”

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