GP Today: FIA Creates E-Library To Preserve Its History

GP Today: FIA Creates E-Library To Preserve Its History. “In order to preserve its rich heritage for future generations, the FIA will digitise its archives, creating an e-library that will be accessible to all in 2024, when the FIA celebrates its 120th anniversary…. The e-library will combine the 120-year-old Motor Sport and Mobility databases, making these facts and figures searchable and comparable. It will be an important tool for the FIA University’s work and by making it public, it will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of Motor Sport and Mobility.”

BlackBook Motorsport: FIA creating new e-library to preserve motorsport history

BlackBook Motorsport: FIA creating new e-library to preserve motorsport history. “The International Automobile Federation (FIA) is set to create an e-library in time for its 120th anniversary. The global motorsport body is digitising its archives and will make it accessible to all by 2024. The e-library will combine all motorsport and mobiliy databases, making its content searchable for users.”

PRNewswire: ZINIO Partners with MotorTrend Group for Launch of the Hot Rod Digital Archives (PRESS RELEASE)

PRNewswire: ZINIO Partners with MotorTrend Group for Launch of the Hot Rod Digital Archives (PRESS RELEASE). “To celebrate HOT ROD’s 75th anniversary, ZINIO worked with MotorTrend to convert over 70+ years of HOT ROD magazine to a digital format, free to all automotive fans…. The HOT ROD Digital Archive will contain more than 900 magazine issues published from 1948 through 2021, with every single article and photo digitally converted over the last 18 months by HOT ROD into PDFs as well as easy-to-read, digital-friendly stories, totaling more than 128,000 pages of content.”

Sportscasting: Wendell Scott’s Historic NASCAR Career Will Finally Get Its Deserved Time in the Limelight

Sportscasting: Wendell Scott’s Historic NASCAR Career Will Finally Get Its Deserved Time in the Limelight. “In NASCAR, the story of Wendell Scott isn’t told enough. He was the first full-time Black driver to compete at the league’s highest level from 1961-73. The racing legend faced some of NASCAR’s best drivers and held his own. It looks like Scott’s historic racing career is getting the recognition it deserves. Racing fans can expect a digital collection highlighting the late driver’s legendary career.”

The Verge: Formula E launches a virtual racing season, joining NASCAR, F1, IndyCar

The Verge: Formula E launches a virtual racing season, joining NASCAR, F1, IndyCar. “All-electric racing series Formula E is launching a nine-week sim racing competition after having to put its sixth season on pause due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The series joins the likes of NASCAR, Formula One, and IndyCar, all of which are already leaning on the robust software and community of online sim racing to keep fans and drivers entertained and occupied in the absence of real-world racing.”

How-To Geek: How to Stream U.S. Sports for Free Online

How-To Geek: How to Stream U.S. Sports for Free Online. “The wide world of sports has been mostly postponed for 2020 thanks to the coronavirus. As we all try to flatten the curve with social distancing, some of the most popular U.S. sports leagues are streaming both new and old games for free.” Very extensive, handy for those of you who are missing your sports.

During The Outbreak: All Sports Are eSports Now (Techdirt)

Techdirt: During The Outbreak: All Sports Are eSports Now. “Professional and college sports have basically taken an unwanted holiday, shutting down in an effort to partake in killing this virus off. It’s been strange for fans like me, who wake up on Saturdays and have to find legit ways to watch sporting events that took place years and years ago as a substitute for live broadcasts. And if you think there aren’t a great many people who are starved for live sporting content, you need only look to what is going on in the autoracing world, where it’s basically all become eSports now.”

Forbes: NASCAR Partners With Amazon Web Services To Move 500,000 Hours Of Historical Video To The Cloud

Forbes: NASCAR Partners With Amazon Web Services To Move 500,000 Hours Of Historical Video To The Cloud. “Racing body NASCAR has entered into a multi-year agreement with Amazon Web Services to move their historical video content into the cloud. The partnership will see AWS use cloud-based machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate indexing and tagging of digital content that would otherwise take thousands of man hours to do manually.”

Motoring Research: Gordon Murray’s online museum is virtually brilliant

Motoring Research: Gordon Murray’s online museum is virtually brilliant. “Warning: if you intend to immerse yourself in the virtual world of Gordon Murray’s online exhibition, a lunch-hour won’t be enough. Tell your boss you need to spend the afternoon researching. Or something. The One Formula exhibition is an internet-based museum, allowing visitors to ‘wander’ (and wonder) through 50 years of Gordon Murray’s work. It’s free to enter and there are no queues.” Gordan Murray designs Formula One race cars. You can learn more about him at https://www.gordonmurraydesign.com/en/.

Yahoo Sports: FIA calls on Motorsport Network to build database for results history

Yahoo Sports: FIA calls on Motorsport Network to build database for results history. “The new FIA results website in its initial release will cover 17 FIA championships, including a comprehensive history of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship from 1950 onwards and a full record of all other FIA World Championships backed up with results from defunct or superseded series in sportscars, touring cars and rally. The scope of results will be progressively enhanced over the term of the agreement.”

Google Blog: Take a spin around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Google Maps

Google Blog: Take a spin around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Google Maps. “While the true feeling of the Indy 500 can only be experienced in person, I wanted to bring a taste of it to people who have never been and to those who want to revisit their past experiences there. I work in the Global Business Organization at Google, so I reached out to our Street View team to see if we could bring the track to Google Maps. They sent a Street View Camera around the track just moments before the green flag was waved, and 3 months later, it’s on Street View for all to enjoy. Starting today, you can take a spin around the infamous Indianapolis Motor Speedway and get closer to the action on your phone or computer.”

The Drive: Formula 1 Absorbs Classic Footage Archive For Streaming Service

The Drive: Formula 1 Absorbs Classic Footage Archive For Streaming Service. “Formula 1 announced Friday that it has attained the Brunswick archive, the biggest collection of pre-1981 footage of the sport in existence, which it will digitize for viewing on its F1 TV streaming service. Prior to the announcement, the archive footage collection spanned 1981 through 2001 and consisted solely of the recorded broadcasts from regional stations. Starting in 2002, the global broadcast was standardized, and content rights lay clearly with the sport itself. With the acquisition of the footage, digitization of pre-1981 can begin so F1 TV subscribers may watch it online.”