How an upstart came to dominate Formula 1 with superfast internet and tons of data

Since you’re reading P1Software engineering, you’ll probably find this post interesting. It describes Red Bull Racing’s F1 team’s use of data.

  • Some 100 gigabytes of data goes into winning a race
  • Each car is fitted with around 100 sensors throughout the vehicle
  • Data from the race site, wherever it is in the world, also arrives at Red Bull’s UK operations centre in “real time”

In Grand-Am Continental Sports Car Challenge, telemetry is prohibited, to contain costs, so I instead capture and construct information from real time timing scoring data. My self-sufficient rolling platform costs less than $2k; refurbished Toughbook CF-18s included.

In either case – speed costs money, how fast do you want to go?