Enabling peak performance
Without data, Envision Racing cars can't leave the garage. It's the bedrock of car design, strategy development, and race-day performance. And, as is the case for any business, accurate, actionable insights – on the team's own performance and that of its competitors – provide a critical advantage. But the ability to find and analyze relevant data is a challenge.
Ahead of each city E-Prix, Envision Racing drivers Sam Bird and Robin Frijns spend hours in high-fidelity simulators, practicing for each race, learning the braking points, where to accelerate, and how to manage energy. The team could examine the data from the simulator runs, but would struggle to uncover deep insights into lap-time performance that the drivers could learn from.
And it's not just insights into Robin and Sam's driving strengths that the team needed. Predicting the tendencies of the other 20 drivers in the championship is even more difficult because data is at a premium. While GPS offered an available, alternative source of race data on every driver, the team had not used it to gain valuable insights. Until now.