Formula 1 teams and other FIA-affiliated Sport & Mobility clubs can give their unwanted laptops a new lease of life and save money on replacement equipment following an agreement between The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and Flex IT Distribution, a European distributor of refurbished hardware.
Under the IT asset disposal (ITAD) and buyback scheme, clubs will be able to sell their old IT hardware to Flex IT for refurbishment and resale. If they choose to, they can then use the funds to buy, lease or rent newer refurbished machines.
The circular IT programme will enable FIA clubs to reduce their carbon footprint, save money and update their IT estate.
Frank Hulshoff, Marketing Director of Flex IT, said: “One of our clear objectives is to emphasise that Circular IT hardware can be the best solution – even within the most technical environments. Events in the world over the past six months have underlined why the circular solution is no longer seen as second best, but rather as the most cost-effective and responsible way to purchase or rent hardware solutions.”
Founded in 1904, the FIA is the governing body for world motor sport, including Formula One, FormulaE and Le Mans, and the federation for 243 international motoring and sporting organisations.