Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Formula 1 Google Maps Mashups

Formula 1 Circuit Satellite Images

Even though we are still a couple of months away from the start of the 2009 Formula 1 season there seems to have been a recent spate of Google Maps mashups created around the sport.

This mashup is a Google Map showing all the racing circuits on the 2009 tour. All the season's Grand Prix circuits are listed in the map sidebar in chronological order. Clicking on any of the circuits zooms in the map to show the satellite image of the circuit.

Silverstone Simulation
Silverstone Simulation is a real-time tour of the Silverstone racetrack (home of the British Grand Prix). The simulation uses the Google Earth browser plug-in and a 3D model of the Ferrari Formula 1 car. Here's some grainy footage of the simulation:


Formula 1 in Google Earth from Keir Clarke on Vimeo.

As you can see from the video the simulation allows you to view the Silverstone circuit from the perspective of a Formula 1 driver. The user can adjust the speed of the car as it drives around the circuit and can also change the camera angle.

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