Tata Communications Ltd, the official connectivity partner of Formula 1, has announced the second and last challenge under its 2015 F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize. The tech savvy participants are asked to design a Formula 1 GP prediction tool for fans.
The prediction tool is required to ask fans to forecast how each GP will unfold and submit their predictions for each driver and team for evaluation. The tool should also enable the F1 management to review, rank and award fans with most accurate predictions.
John Morrison, Chief Technical Officer of Formula One Management, stated that fans are very keen on watching how drivers and teams respond to unforeseen conditions such as sudden rain or safety car deployment. So the tool should allow the fans to use their practice data and knowledge of the sport to predict how the race will pan out.
2015 F1 fan prediction tool contest details – Video
F1 fans prediction tool is one way of increasing audience engagement and viewership base of the sport.
Each entry will be evaluated by judging panel comprising drivers and F1 technologists including defending champion Lewis Hamilton, John Morrison, Paddy Lowe, David Coulthard and Martin Brundle. They will be joined by Mehul Kapadia, Managing Director of F1® Business at Tata Communications.
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The contest is open to all F1 fans across the world and the deadline for submitting the entry is 8th September, 2015. A bespoke trophy and a USD 50,000 cash prize will be presented to the winner at the end of the season in November 2015.
More details of the contest are available at 2015 F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize website.