Formula One Timing and Track Positioning Application
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|Developer(s)||Soft Pauer Ltd|
|Initial release||June 15, 2009|
|Operating system||iOS, Android|
Formula One Timing and Track Positioning Application is a mobile app for iOS and Android. developed by Soft Pauer Ltd and officially endorsed by the commercial rights holders of Formula One, Formula One Management. The app was released for the Turkish Grand Prix weekend (5-7th) June 2009. Round seven of the 2009 Formula One season.
The app provides live information relating to Formula One World Championship races (Grands Prix) using either a 3G or wi-fi data connection. The app covers the practice sessions, qualifying session and the race itself at each Grand Prix event. The track positioning part of the app shows the location of each car on a virtual birds-eye view map of the circuit or focus on the location of a particular driver on a 3D circuit map. The developer claims the car positions are accurate to around 200 yards depending on the circuit. The timing part of the app uses the same timing data feeds generated at Formula One race events that are used by the race teams at the venue, to provide timing information to the user. This includes general session and race positions and times, more in-depth timing information for each individual driver such as his fastest lap, weather information and track status. Additional information such as driver biographies and championship standings are also available through the app.
Races can be followed live, or the information from formerly held events can be replayed as live.
The app comes in two versions, a Championship Pass, that includes complete access to all the races of the season (2010 has just been released) and a Starter Pass that has a one-off charge to download from the App Store, and a further charge for each Grand Prix to be able to access the timing information for that event.
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