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Super-fast net: F1's new frontier

Technology has always been at the heart of Formula 1, but traditionally the efforts of engineers have been geared towards building an ever-faster car. In recent years, however, the speed of a different track - the type that carries a broadband internet connection - has proven as vital to winning the prestigious championship as the pace of wheels on tarmac. Real-time data analysis on every aspect of a vehicle's performance, from tyre pressures to aerodynamics such as down-force and drag, are fed right into the headsets of drivers like Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, and mere milliseconds make all the difference. As António Félix da Costa - Infiniti Red Bull's 22-year-old test and...
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