- KARSON ENNS
- HARI RAMACHANDRAN
- KEN BODNAR
Introducing the 4th annual USD 50,000 F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize
Tata Communications, Formula One Management and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport join forces once again to promote and reward fans and technological enthusiasts in the sport’s only global crowdsourced innovation competition.
For the last three years, our campaign has invited fans and innovators from across the globe to conceive ideas to explore real challenges and opportunities in Formula 1 racing. From presenting the rich archive of historical F1 multi-media to the fans and visualizing data tools for engineers, to leveraging virtual and augmented reality technologies which transform the fan experience or team operations, your contribution from around the globe helps fuel a digital transformation in the sport.
This year’s competition will include a challenge each from Formula One Management and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. Our expert panel of judges will select three winning entries from each of these challenges to join a Grand Finale where they will deliberate to reveal this year’s winning idea.
Formula One World Championship Limited has the exclusive right to commercialise the FIA Formula One World Championship along with its affiliates within the Formula One Group, including Formula One Management Limited. It commercially exploits the FIA Formula One World Championship, including through the production, management and exploitation of media content in all forms.
Tata Communications is the Official Connectivity Provider of Formula 1® enabling the sport to seamlessly reach out to its tens of millions of fans across the globe. Tata Communications is also the Official Managed onnectivity Supplier to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, providing three times faster connectivity to the team. Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 200 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.
With a heritage dating back to 1934, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is the contemporary expression of the long and distinguished history that Mercedes-Benz has enjoyed in the top echelons of motorsport. Today the team’s operations are headquartered at two technology campuses in the UK. The race team is based in Brackley, Northants, and the team’s engines are designed and built by Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains in nearby Brixworth.