McLaren LIVE is a unique and immersive experience right here, live-streaming telemetry, timing information and radio conversations to your desktop, tablet or mobile – all for free.
It updates continuously during every practice, qualifying and race session, allowing you to analyse incredibly detailed channels of data from both Jenson and Checo’s car. It also provides privileged access into the chatter and flow of the pit garage, bringing you insight and information that are simply not available on television.
McLaren LIVE has its finger on the beating pulse of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes – and it places you right at the heart of the action.
Race engineers and drivers monitor telemetry data to realise optimum performance of drivers and cars on track.
Telemetry data is read from left to right across the page.
Through telemetry data, you’re studying key instrument traces (throttle/brake/steering etc) to build up a complete picture of how the car, and driver, behaves across the course of a lap.
The purple line (top) is the engine rpm (there are tiny rev fluctuations after each gearshift, that’s a little torsional vibration through the crank).
The red line (stepped) records gears – vertical lines indicate a shift of gear.
The light blue line in telemetry data shows steering trace – up is left and down is right.
The black line reflects car speed.
The red line (linear) reflects use of throttle – the uppermost flat-line is full throttle.
And finally the purple line (bottom) shows braking.