Season 3

What is the F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize?

After two successful seasons we are now entering into what promises to be an exciting third season of the competition.

In the latest edition of the competition, Tata Communications and its partners, Formula One Management and The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team, have come together to promote and reward connectivity innovation.

Our campaign invites fans and innovators from across the globe to submit ideas for solving real life challenges within Formula 1 racing. Previous years have seen the judges acknowledge a growing strength of entries and they have high expectations for the ideas that will derive from the 2016 challenges.

The Prize


For each of the two challenges, our panel of judges will select three winners. The six overall winners will win a trip to Austin, TX to meet the judges at the 2016 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix for the Grand Finale where the $50,000 Grand Prize winner of the 2016 F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize will be revealed.

The Challenges

Put your technical and creative skills to the test.

Challenge 2

Launching on 7th July


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Challenge 1 - Now Closed

Formula One Management
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Challenge 1 (Now Closed)

Challenge 1 Film
Challenge 1 Brief


1) Unless otherwise indicated in the Official Rules, all cash prizes will be divided equally among all officially registered
members of a registered team.

The Judges

Back on board evaluating this year's entries is your esteemed judging panel, whose expectations are higher than ever!

Lewis Hamilton

Making his Formula 1 debut in 2007, Lewis Hamilton quickly rose to the top. The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team Driver is the three-time FIA Formula One Drivers’ World Champion.

Paddy Lowe

An Engineering graduate from Cambridge University, Paddy has spent his career in the garages of Williams and McLaren. On the 3rd of June 2013, Paddy Lowe was announced as the new Executive Director (Technical) of The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team.

John Morrison

John Morrison is the Chief Technical Officer at Formula One Management and former General Manager of Brand Facilities, John Morrison has overseen FOM’s entire broadcast operation. His role primarily consists of producing and distributing live F1 coverage and supporting events from Formula One circuits worldwide, to the rights holder broadcasters. These, in turn, deliver the content to over 400 million unique television viewers worldwide.

David Coulthard

David is a former Formula 1 driver for the likes of Williams and McLaren. By the time he retired from Formula 1, in 2008, he had notched up 535 points, making him the highest scoring British Formula 1 driver of all time. David has now transitioned from the BBC to Channel 4’s Formula 1 coverage as the lead expert analyst and commentator.

Martin Brundle

Martin Brundle is a former Formula 1 racing driver, having raced for Tyrrell, Zakspeed, Williams, Brabham, Benetton, Ligier, McLaren and Jordan. After his retirement Martin turned to commentating in the sport. In 2012, Martin moved over from the BBC to Sky's Formula 1 coverage where he remains the "Voice of F1"

Mehul Kapadia

Mehul Kapadia is Managing Director of the F1 Business for Tata Communications. He is responsible for the end-to-end management of the strategic alliances and corporate sponsorships that Tata Communications carries out globally.



The Partners

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Formula One Management

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

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 Connectivity Supplier to The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team, 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, The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team 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.


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