F1 will include these new graphics – 6 in total – in a phased manner beginning from the Austrian Grand Prix, as per Autosport.
Formula One Management (FOM), as part of its deal Amazon Web Services, will roll out six new real-time graphics during this season.
The first graphic will come into motion for the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. It will offer digital spectators a ‘Car Performance Score’.
Which are the new F1 TV graphics?
The Car Performance Score will comprise the car’s strengths like power, grip, downforce and drag. There will be four core metrics: Low-Speed Cornering, High-Speed Cornering, Straight Light and Car Handling.
The second race at Silverstone will introduce an Ultimate Driver Speed Comparison to help compare current drivers from the past. The data runs back to 1983, i.e. 37 seasons.
The Belgian Grand Prix will bring in the High-Speed/Low-Speed Corner Performance graphic. This will allow fans to see how well drivers tackle high and low speed corners. High speed corners have been marked above 175kph/109mph, and slow speed below 125mph/78 mph.
#F1 and Amazon Web Services will introduce new infographics and metrics as part of a tweaked set of graphics for TV viewers in 2020.
in Austria will see “isolate an individual’s car performance, allowing fans to compare its performance to that of different vehicles head-to-head” pic.twitter.com/SxWjWayczt
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Three more graphics will be rolled out in the second half. Firstly, for Driver Skills Rating, another for Car/Team Development and Overall Season Performance and a final one for Qualifying and Race Pace Prediction Graphic.
The Driver Skills Rating will aim to identify the best total driver by taking into account various performances. So, qualifying, starts, race pace, tyre management and overtaking/defending styles will comprise this.
Six original graphics already rolled out
So far, F1 have rolled out six original graphics for the season. It includes Exit Speed, Predicted Pit Stop Strategy, Pit Window, Battle Forecast, Pit Strategy Battle, and Tyre Performance.
F1’s chief engineer Rob Smedley had this to saw on the introductions. “The F1 Insights we’re delivering together are bringing fans closer to the track than ever before. As a result, it will unlock previously untold stories and insights from behind the pit wall.
“We’re excited to be expanding this successful relationship to bring even more insights to life, allowing fans to go deeper into the many ways that drivers and racing teams work together to affect success.”