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The FIA plans to use Artificial Intelligence (AI), specifically 'Computer Vision,' to enhance track limit policing in Formula 1, aiming to speed up the processing of checks. The AI system, analyzing pixels on video feeds, aims to reduce the number of incidents requiring human assessment, leading to quicker rulings. The head of the ROC, Tim Malyon, likens the approach to medical discussions on using AI to filter out non-cancer cases, aiming to decrease the 800 anticipated reports per Grand Prix to 50. Trials in Abu Dhabi include the Catapult system for accurate car location, emphasizing the importance of human analysis over technological alerts.
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Ferrari's Fred Vasseur and Mercedes' Toto Wolff face a hearing with FIA stewards over their conduct during a press conference at the Las Vegas Grand Prix. The summons is related to their passionate rants about the chaotic start to the Vegas weekend and is focused on the use of explicit language. The hearing is scheduled for 1pm UK time on Thursday before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, aiming to determine if there's a breach of Article 12.2.1.f of the FIA International Sporting Code and decide on appropriate action.
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Lewis Hamilton has refuted claims by Red Bull team principal Christian Horner that Hamilton's management team approached Red Bull about a potential move. Hamilton clarified that he hadn't spoken to Horner in years, with their only recent communication involving congratulations on Red Bull's successful year. He emphasized there were no confidential discussions or contact regarding a possible switch to Red Bull. "I don't really know where that story's come from," Hamilton told Sky. "I mean, I know it's come from Christian, I don't really understand what he's been talking about because no one, as far as I'm aware, from my team has spoken to him."
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The F1 drone show was a spectacle that both F1 attendees and Vegas tourists could enjoy. But not many people know what went into making that happen. An impressive Formula 1 drone show lit up the Las Vegas sky, and one man controlled all those drones. Just one, and he showed how he did it while seated.
In this week's Akkodis F1 Race Debrief, Mercedes' Trackside Engineering Director Andrew Shovlin answers questions regarding the team's strategies at the Las Vegas GP. Shovlin begins by explaining why the team opted to start Lewis on Hards, considering the likely occurrence of a safety car at the race's beginning. He also discusses why the hard tires worked well in the cold weather.