Gathering on-track data from electronic sensors to develop the best race-day set-up and strategy is nothing new in Formula One; such remote reporting has been standard practice for years, with multiple channels of radio signals flowing from the car to computers and recording devices at the racetrack, either in the pits or the team???s garage.
During that race weekend, Mr. Burns said, about 27 gigabytes of data was collected, some of which was transferred to computers in the garage at the track. The raw data forwarded to England can be analyzed by the team???s supercomputer, making the factory???s involvement crucial.
???Information that took 40 minutes to transfer previously was reduced to eight minutes, and now it???s three minutes,??? Mr. Burns said.