Why F1 risks giving fans a data overload

Why F1 risks giving fans a data overload

Formula 1's plans to give fans greater access to data might seem like a win on the surface, but does it run the risk of stripping away the element of surprise completely?

Formula 1 thrives on data. A car will not leave the garage without a host of sensors monitoring everything it is doing - with all that information rapidly fired back in real time to factories that can be thousands of miles away.

Whether it is car speeds, tyre temperatures, oil pressures, G-forces or even driver heart rate, during the course of a season trillions of pieces of information are transmitted around the world in the hope that a magic detail can help transform performance.

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