DATA SHAR­ING IN MSA FOR­MULA MATT AMES

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Motor Sport News - - Racing News - Photos: Jakob Ebrey, Gary Hawkins, Richard Styles MSA For­mula, p25

Ford MSA For­mula driv­ers will ben­e­fit from open data shar­ing ses­sions this year af­ter a suc­cess­ful trial at Brands Hatch last week­end.

Bri­tain’s FIA For­mula 4 cat­e­gory tried a new open-data driv­ing train­ing scheme in Kent last week­end where the data trace from the fastest car in qual­i­fy­ing was made open to all driv­ers to an­a­lyse against their own dur­ing one-to-one de­briefs with an MSA Academy coach.

GP3 race win­ner and Force In­dia F1 test driver Nick Yel­loly and MSA Academy mem­ber Jake Cook were on-hand to talk driv­ers through Petru Florescu’s pole lap data.

Cham­pi­onship man­ager Sam Roach said: “The coach­ing ses­sions have been very suc­cess­ful so they’ll con­tinue all sea­son. MSA For­mula is a learn­ing cat­e­gory so al­low­ing driv­ers to see their data traces over­laid with the fastest car in a ses­sion high­lights what they could do bet­ter and helps them im­prove. It’s pretty unique as I can’t think of many pro­fes­sional cham­pi­onships that op­er­ate a data-shar­ing pro­gramme.”

Driv­ers get coach­ing

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