NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing to adopt F1 race strategy software solution

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Catapult, which develops performance software for sports, is to provide the Roush Fenway Racing NASCAR team with its race strategy platform RaceWatch (previously developed by SBG Sports Software in Formula 1) beginning with the 2022 season, in a new multi-year deal.

RaceWatch provides a race strategy platform that integrates video, audio and data analysis in real time for a comprehensive view of team performance in any race setting. This allows for timing, telemetry, GPS and weather data to be analyzed and integrated with circuit cameras, pit cameras, and the team’s radio and intercom system.

The platform gives the pitwall, the garage, engineering office and remote strategy room the same real-time access to data and analysis. This technology will empower Roush Fenway Racing to rapidly monitor changing circumstances, predict trends and modify its racing strategy and tactics in real-time to meet the needs of the race conditions.

“Every second counts in racing,” said Kevin Kidd, technical director, Roush Fenway Racing. “Using Catapult’s RaceWatch solution gives us an additional edge, offering every member of the team real-time insights into all the key performance data of the race. This means we can make decisions faster and with more accuracy than ever before, which gives us a critical advantage over competitors.”

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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