Revolutionizing Race Monitoring: Formula 1 Looks to AI for Track Limit Enforcement

The F1 governing body, FIA, will implement Computer Vision technology at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to check for track limit violations. This tech uses shape analysis to determine if a car’s wheels cross the white boundary line. The goal is to reduce the number of potential violations that need manual review by officials, aiming to decrease the number to around 50 per race. While the FIA does not plan to fully automate reviews, they believe that real-time automated policing systems are the way forward in the future. This approach is similar to how Computer Vision is used in medicine to identify cases that clearly do not need human review, allowing trained professionals to focus on the cases that do. Ultimately, the FIA hopes that AI will play a larger role in making race calls.