Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, and FORMULA 1 (F1) are introducing six new F1 Insights powered by AWS that will roll out through the 2021 racing season. The new additions mean a total of 18 AWS-powered stats will be available to fans by the end of the season.
F1 Insights powered by AWS are real-time racing statistics, displayed as on-screen graphics, that transform the fan experience before, during, and after each race by providing the data and analysis fans need to interpret driver and team race strategy and performance.
The first new stat, Braking Performance, will debut at the GRAND PRIX in Italy, April 16-18. The new set of statistics for 2021 will use a range of AWS technologies, including machine learning, to help fans better understand and highlight potential race outcomes and compare their favourite drivers and cars.
For more information about AWS and its involvement with F1, including the 12 previously released F1 Insights, please visit https://aws.amazon.com/f1/.
F1 racing is a data-driven sport where much of the thrill for fans comes from poring over statistics before and after a race to understand driver and team decisions and cars’ performance on the track. F1 Insights powered by AWS add a new real-time dimension to statistics and place context around race data to help fans better appreciate key moments on the track. More than 300 sensors on each race car generate over 1.1 million data points per second that F1 transmits from the cars to the pit and onto AWS for processing.