Lewis Hamilton on judging team for new F1 Connectivity prize with Tata

In a ground-breaking initiative Tata Communications is launching the F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize, a new contest that will award a grand prize of USD $50,000 to a winning individual or team. Other prizes include VIP trips to the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix 2015.

The F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize is intended to inspire next-generation technologies by providing a broad canvas from which to inspire imaginative and inventive thinking. The first challenge will be announced in the run-up to the 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix, the second ahead of the Italian Grand Prix in September and the third in the run up to the US Grand Prix in October.

Driver Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes F1 team chief Paddy Lowe are among a panel of judges that also includes broadcaster Martin Brundle, FOM’s Chief Technical Officer John Morrison and Tata Communications F1 Managing Director Mehul Kapadia. The project is empowered by Tata Communications, F1′s connectivity partner. Hamilton commented, “For anyone with technology aspirations, this is a great opportunity.”

Formula 1 racing is the most technologically advanced and high profile sport on the planet. In a sport where every tenth of a second defines the difference between winning and losing, superior connectivity and content delivery networks are critical components in the quest to win world championships.

To win this competition you will need to apply your creativity and problem-solving skills to at least one of three challenges. The winner of one of the three challenges will then be selected by the judging panel as the grand prize winner. You can enter each challenge as either an individual or as a part of a team (please refer to entry criteria in the forthcoming Official Rules that will be posted on https://prize.tatacommunications.com/home in the coming weeks).

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