Pit stops in Formula 1 are timed to within two seconds of perfection.

For a procedure that may include as many as 20 personnel, including tyre haulers, tire changers, jack crews, vehicle stabilisers, and the “lollipop guy,” who waves the driver into or out of the pit stop and monitors the whole operation, it moves at an astounding rate.

Is there anything the world at large can take away from the 17-race season’s precisely organised team effort and other solutions as it nears its conclusion on December 13th with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

Formula 1 technology and innovations are increasingly being put to use in unexpected ways thanks to collaboration with different sectors and disciplines. The following are just a handful that we think are changing the world. 

Patient Safety 

The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London approached the Ferrari Formula 1 team for aid in reducing the danger of transporting kids from the operation room to the critical care unit (ICU).

The authors of Benchmarking for Hospitals: Achieving Best-in-Class Performance Without Having to Reinvent the Wheel explain, “The physicians recognized [the Formula 1 pitstop procedure] as parallel to the team effort of surgeons, anaesthetists, and ICU personnel to safely and rapidly transport the patient, equipment, and information from the operating room to the ICU.”

The Ferrari Formula 1 team proposed a new handover methodology after studying a video of the Great Ormond Street process. This new protocol included more advanced processes and more coordinated collaboration. Patients were safer and mistake rates were down from 30% to 10% as a consequence of the implementation, according to the hospital’s study.

Betting industry 

Sky Sports is the only means to watch live F1 races in the United Kingdom. Otherwise, you’ll have to pay twice as much for the privilege of watching the F1 channel if you don’t wait long enough to get the best bargain.

Most bookies provide live streaming of other sports’ events with in-play betting, such as football. F1 has yet to make an official statement on a comparable service, therefore speculation is running high that the , will be permitted to provide live feeds of races with in-race betting.

As a novice gambler who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on F1 betting, you might merely put a little wager in order to get a live stream. It’s a no-brainer that a weekly £1 wager is a lot less expensive than a monthly Sky Sports broadcast subscription.

More Greens

Sainsbury’s utilises energy-saving equipment co-designed by Williams F1 Group to improve the efficiency of its shop fridges.

Sainsbury’s notes that the device was originally designed to redirect air over and around racing vehicles in order to improve performance. It now prevents cold air from exiting the cabinet and returns it to the fridge.

This year alone, the chain has installed 400,000 Aerofoils, which have reduced energy usage by 15% and saved over 9,000 tonnes of carbon. In the United Kingdom, there are one million Aerofoils.

Aerofoil Energy, a Cheshire, England-based technology firm, and Williams Advanced Engineering, a technological and engineering services company affiliated with the Williams F1 Group, developed the technology.

Life saving?? 

With more than 14,000 ventilation systems needed in response to a coronavirus pandemic, the McLaren Group was only one of more than 5,000 companies who stepped forward.

McLaren was part of the VentilatorChallengeUK consortium, a collection of leading industrial, technological, and engineering organisations from across the aerospace, automotive, and medical industries, which built 100,000 components in 10 weeks. From 50 a week to 200 a day, this accelerated the manufacture of ventilators.

McLaren’s three companies, including McLaren Racing, the company that runs the Formula 1 team, worked together on the project, as did consortium members Dell and Unilever.


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