F1 connectivity innovation prize announced

10 June 2014
By Edd Gent
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Team Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will be one of the judges of the competition

Team Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will be one of the judges of the competition

Engineers are being challenged to come up with the next-generation of connectivity technologies for Formula 1 racing, in a new $50,000 (£30,000) competition.

The F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize, run by technology firm Tata Communications, will encourage entrants to test their creative and technical knowledge by finding ways to solve a series of real-world challenges faced by Formula 1.

The first challenge will focus on improving the way live data is displayed and will be announced in the lead-up to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone from the 4 to 6 July, with the other two announced later in the year before the Italian and US races.

Team Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who will be one of the judges of the competition, said: “Technology is absolutely key to success in Formula 1 racing and we are lucky to attract some of the best engineers and technical brains to work in our sport.

“The challenges that have been set for the F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize look fascinating and I hope will attract a huge response. For anyone with technology aspirations and a desire to get involved in the world of Formula 1 racing, this is a great opportunity.”

The other judges are Hamilton’s 2014 World Championship-leading team executive director (technical), Paddy Lowe; Formula One Management’s chief technical officer, John Morrison; Tata Communications’ managing director of F1 business, Mehul Kapadia and former F1 driver and Sky Sports F1 expert commentator, Martin Brundle.

Morrison, said: “Technology has always been a hallmark of Formula 1, so this opportunity to open some of our innovations to the world brightest minds is an exciting initiative from Tata Communications. The resultant ideas should present engaging new features that the talented Formula 1 engineering team can rapidly develop to enhance the F1 fan experience.”

The three challenges will be announced on Tata Communications’ F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize website, and as well as the prize money, entrants can win VIP trips to next year’s Monaco Grand Prix.

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