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McLaren Formula 1

Keep the second oldest Formula 1 team's web presence as fast moving and reliable as their cars.

The challenges

  • Work on regular updates throughout the F1 season.
  • Provide technical support during race weekends.

My part in the story

Whilst I was at Pirata the McLaren Formula 1 site evolved constantly and I was part of the team there by its side. I worked on backend and frontend updates, adding features to the content management system and refactoring pages for speed and efficiency. Our team rotated the role of technical support during Grand Prix weekends, being the first port of call for the client even if it was at 3am in the morning. A complex and innovative system that displayed live telemetry from the team’s cars and specialised commentary from the event had to run smoothly throughout the weekend events and it was our responsibility to achieve this.

The facts

  • Client McLaren
  • Agency Pirata
  • Technologies PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, NGINX, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Exposure Approximately 30 thousand visitors on an average race weekend.