Formula One to enhance TV graphics provision

The Formula One motor-racing series will harness its partnership with Amazon Web Services to introduce new in-race television graphics for the 2019 season.

In July, AWS, a division of internet company Amazon, signed on to serve as the official cloud and machine learning provider of F1, with the series saying the deal would open up new levels of data access to fans.

F1’s managing director of motorsport, Ross Brawn, has said Formula One will utilise Amazon’s machine learning tool Sagemaker to improve its television graphics provision. This will revolve around three main areas, including analysing tyre wear, predicting potential overtaking moves and enhanced pitstop analysis.

“For next season we are expanding ‘F1 Insights’ for our viewers, by further integrating the telemetry data such as car position, tyre condition, even the weather, so we can use Sagemaker to predict car performance, pitstops and race strategy,” Brawn said, according to the Autosport website.

“(There will be) some exciting new AI integrations into next year’s F1 TV broadcast.”