Wednesday, July 27, 2011

F1 2010 Hungary - How to Drive the Circuit Based On Button's McLaren Telemetry Data

How Jenson Button drove the 2010 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix, as captured from the McLaren live telemetry feed:

F1 2010 Hungary Button Telemetry

Data was grabbed from the McLaren F1 Live Dashboard during the race and is Copyright (©) McLaren Marketing Ltd 2010 (I think? Or possibly Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 2010(?)). Last year, I think that speed, throttle and brake data were sponsored by Vodafone; I'm not sure how it stands this year.
As ever, thanks to @bencc for grabbing the data.


  1. How did you achive the position around the circuit of each gear change? In turn 1 you some nodes that appear off line. Can I assume that is plotting Button running wide?

  2. The McLaren data has geoLat and geoLong fields that capture the latitude/longitude when the sample is taken. As you suggest, there is an example of running wide at one corner. However, I'm not sure if I included data from the home lap at the end of the race - I've noticed HAM and BUT both doing odd things on that lap on the return to the pits, presumably as they pick up rubber, wind down, avoid traffic, etc....


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