Lotus F1 upgrades Grand Prix data network

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Lotus F1 upgrades Grand Prix data network

New black boxes collect more track data.

Lotus F1 has upgraded and secured its local area networks in its headquarters and across global grand prix circuits.

The upgrade came ahead of an eight-fold increase in statistic data collection from new black boxes introduced under new regulations.

In a typical lap, each car generated and logged about 15 MB of data.  A thousand statistics per lap were calculated and presented back to race engineers.

Over a race weekend more than 50GB of data was generated. In 2012 Lotus F1 Team moved more than 4.5TB of data across the world.

Lotus F1 chief information officer Graeme Hackland said most of the data was collected at the pit. “You have to make sure it is secure as your competitors are three metres away,” Hackland said.

The network would be pulled down within three  hours after a race event concluded.

This article originally appeared at scmagazineuk.com

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