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Tata Communications Looking for Creation of F1 Prediction Tool

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Tata Communications have announced the second part of their 2015 F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize, in which technology enthusiasts can design a Formula 1 Prediction Tool.

Entrants are encouraged to create a platform that fans of the sport can use data and their own knowledge to predict the outcome of each Grand Prix.

“The way we watch sports has changed for good – people want to be more engaged, sharing their own commentary via social media and using different devices to follow multiple video feeds and build their own picture of the action,” believes Julie Woods-Moss, Chief Marketing Officer and CEO of NextGen Business at Tata Communications. 

“The second challenge of the F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize is about finding new techniques for fans to experience and engage with the sport. We had a remarkable response to the first challenge, and I encourage technical visionaries and creative minds around the world to take part in the final challenge to shape innovation in F1.”

The first challenge of the F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize was set by Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, and was to design a new way of displaying car telemetry and data for engineers.

Each entry in the second part of the prize will be judged by a panel of experts including John Morrison, Chief Technical Officer of Formula One Management; Lewis Hamilton; Paddy Lowe; David Coulthard; Martin Brundle and Mehul Kapadia, Managing Director of F1 Business at Tata Communications.

The deadline for entries is 17:00 BST on Tuesday, September 8 2015. More details can be found at the website.

The ultimate prize is a cheque for $50,000 and a trophy presented to the winner(s) at the end of the F1 season. Additional prizes include VIP trips to the 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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