Tata Communications today announces the second challenge of the 2015 F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize. The goal of the contest with its USD $50,000 prize is to inspire the brightest minds around the world to harness their ingenuity, technical know-how and passion for F1® racing to engage fans in the sport through two technology challenges.
The first challenge of the F1® Connectivity Innovation prize, set by the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team, was to design a new approach for displaying critical race car telemetry and sensor data to enable engineers at the race track and at the factory in the UK to make more accurate decisions through real-time data visualisation. The winning entries came from the UK, Spain and Australia.
Each entry will be evaluated by a judging panel of drivers and F1® technologists including John Morrison, Chief Technical Officer of Formula One Management; Lewis Hamilton, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team race driver; Paddy Lowe, Executive Director (Technical) of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team; David Coulthard, former Formula 1® race driver and F1® commentator; and Martin Brundle, former Formula 1® race driver and F1® commentator. They are joined by Mehul Kapadia, Managing Director of F1® Business at Tata Communications.
The deadline for entries for the second challenge is Tuesday September 8th 2015 at 5:00pm BST (GMT +1). A full brief can be downloaded from the F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize website. To hear more about the challenge, see this video featuring Martin Brundle.
The Grand Prize of the F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize is a cheque for $50,000 and a bespoke trophy, to be presented to the winner (or winning team) at the end of the season in November. Additional prizes will include VIP trips to the final of the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship™, the 2015 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX