During his tenure at Arrows Grand Prix in 1999, the author used genetic algorithms to enhance F1 cars’ performance, a pioneering move at a time of limited computing power. Moving to McLaren, he considered implementing an ‘on-prem’ Google server to harness the team’s vast ’embedded knowledge.’ Experiencing communication difficulties at the Super Aguri team, he experimented with relocating pitwall engineering and exploring texting for in-car communication. Owing to computing advancements, machine learning has evolved, with tools like ChatGPT facilitating enhanced race communications and decision-making based on a data-informed ‘prompt engineering.’
Wow, what a weekend! Amlin Aguri’s first win in the FIA’s first fully electric championship! It is an amazing feeling to get a result after all the work put in by the team over the last three years. “Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.” Plus it takes a lot of work to start a newContinue reading “Winning ways in Buenos Aires”
Formtech created a vision of EV when they launched the E1 atFrankfurt’s IAA Motorshow in September. The research study provides the base for a number of concepts in lightweighting technology using composites, high-end materials and machining. Formtech’s EV started out as a concept for the companies CEO Franz Hilmer, “I wanted to develop a carContinue reading “Formtech launches the E1 research concept EV”
As a follow on to my blog last year where I discussed how randomness drives excitement in F1, the first few races of 2011 certainly provided some interesting racing with KERs, DRS and Pirelli providing a set of variables that the teams have not yet completely mastered. However as I was watching the German GP recently IContinue reading “Randomness and Excitement – Part II”
I had a visit to the Autodromo do Algarve, Portugal, in between Christmas and New Year to say hello to Paulo Pinheiro and the team and see what new things the circuit has introduced since I was here for the A1GP race earlier in 2010. Although I have know the team at the Autodromo sinceContinue reading “Visit to Autodromo do Algarve”
How do first and second order performance drivers effect the basic performance of a race car? Check out the simple guide to writing your own performance vehicle simulation.
Increase the likelihood of random events in Formula One
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Is innovation in Formula One dead? Or are we just at a different stage in the development? Part 1 looks at some aspects of the typical cycles and how we might define the stage.