F1 Vision to boost fans’ race experience
May 11, 2018
By Colin Mann
Motor sport’s premier category Formula 1 revealed what it described as “great news” for F1 fans attending 2018 Grands Prix on with the announcement of an initiative that it claims will make visiting races this season even better.
Formula 1 has partnered with FanVision Entertainment to create F1 Vision, suggesting it is the most immersive spectator technology, which allows Grand Prix attendees to dive deeper into the event experience with a state-of-the-art handheld device.
F1 Vision combines the Formula 1 race live broadcast and replay highlights, direct audio feeds allowing the user to listen to live driver and team communications, and the Grand Prix radio broadcast. F1 Vision also taps directly into the Formula 1 timing system, providing fans with real-time race data and statistics.
The F1 Vision device is a compact and powerful handheld controller, featuring a five-inch high-resolution touchscreen display, rugged exterior, kickstand for hands-free viewing, and includes earbuds for listening comfort.
Its content is delivered via FanVision Entertainment’s dedicated digital transmitters, meaning the devices aren’t dependent upon venue WiFi. This technology ensures a consistently high-quality interaction with the F1 Vision device from any grandstand location at the Grand Prix.