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Visualising China 2011 F1 – Timing Charts

Just a quick post (that I could actually have published 20 mins or so ago), showing a couple of graphics generated from my scrape of the 2011 China Formula One Grand Prix timing data (via FIA press releases).

First up, the race to the podium:

Chna f1 2011 - the race to the podium
Data © 2011 Formula One World Championship Ltd, 6 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1QJ, England

The full lap chart, with pit stops:

China F1 pit 2011 stops
Data © 2011 Formula One World Championship Ltd, 6 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1QJ, England

Both the above graphics were using data scraped from press releases published on the FIA media centre website. You can find the data in the GDF format I used to generate the images using Gephi here (howto).

PS @bencc has also been on the case, visualising telemetry data from Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. For example, Hamilton’s tour and Button’s tour.

PPS which reminds me – here’s an example of how to use Gephi to visualise telemetry data captured from the McLaren websire: Visualising Vodafone Mclaren F1 Telemetry Data in Gephi

Written by Tony Hirst

April 17, 2011 at 10:24 am

Posted in Tinkering, Visualisation

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  1. Hi,

    Great use of Gephi, indeed!

    And actually, I implemented the feature you are looking for in Gephi (a way to rank on X and Y), but since I had to hack the Ranking API, it can not be compiled as a plugin.

    Anyway, if you want, you can try it by compiling in Netbeans my source code available at http://github.com/jacomyal/Gephi. Then, next to the “Size ranking” and “Color ranking” buttons in Gephi, there must be an “XYZ button”…




    April 18, 2011 at 11:52 am

    • Thanks for the link – though I’m not yet at stage of compiling Gephi… (I generally keep away from Java and Eclipse!)

      Tony Hirst

      April 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm

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