Exclusive: Amazon is helping Formula 1 preserve its history with colossal video archive (TechRadar)

TechRadar: Exclusive: Amazon is helping Formula 1 preserve its history with colossal video archive. “Amazon Web Services and Formula 1 are working together to migrate decades of race footage to a centralized database in the cloud, the pair have revealed. The archive migration project is an extension of an existing partnership between the two organizations, the main objective of which is to create superior experiences for fans on race days by utilizing the latest cloud analytics technologies.”

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.”

CNET RoadShow: 2020 Indy 500 will be closed to fans

CNET RoadShow: 2020 Indy 500 will be closed to fans. “The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be the first without any spectators. Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske has officially changed his mind about letting fans attend amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according an Associated Press report on Tuesday.”

WEC News: Virtual Le Mans 24 in association with Motorsport Games announced (Autosport)

Autosport: WEC News: Virtual Le Mans 24 in association with Motorsport Games announced. “Organised by the FIA World Endurance Championship, Le Mans organisers the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and Motorsport Games, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual will feature a 50-car entry consisting of LMP2 and GTE machinery, with four-driver teams made up of a mix of professional drivers and Esports racers.”

Lifehacker: How to Watch the Virtual Kentucky Derby This Weekend

Lifehacker: How to Watch the Virtual Kentucky Derby This Weekend. “The Kentucky Derby was originally slated to happen this weekend, but like most everything else worth getting excited about, it has been postponed to later in the year. This is only the second time the race has even been postponed in its storied 146-year history. (The first time was in 1945, in the final year of World War II.) While we won’t see an actual race this Saturday—that’s been rescheduled for September 5—Churchill Downs is hosting a number of Derby-related events this weekend to raise money for COVID-19 relief.”

Virtual Kentucky Derby at Home Party: Date, start time, TV, how to watch, live stream (NBC News)

NBC News: Virtual Kentucky Derby at Home Party: Date, start time, TV, how to watch, live stream. “On May 2, Churchill Downs will empty on the first Saturday in May for the first time since 1945. The 146th Kentucky Derby has been moved from May 2 to Saturday, September 5 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the party will still go on—from home. Fans can stay healthy at home as NBC Sports and Churchill Downs partner for a virtual Kentucky Derby at Home Party, which includes The First Saturday In May: American Pharoah’s Run to the Triple Crown, a look back at American Pharoah’s 2015 Derby win en route to his historic Triple Crown, and The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown, a socially distant, computer-simulated edition of the Run for the Roses that pits all 13 Triple Crown winners against each other.”

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.”