You know what is the most geeky way to ‘prove’ that Alonso is the best F1 driver ever? It is Neural Embeddings! In this post I will try to give an intuitive explanation of what neural embeddings are, how they can be calculated and show some examples of how they capture semantic information about the objects they represent. In the end of this post, you will understand how all this relates to Alonso’s driving skills.
The Canadian GP was the first time this season where a Ferrari crossed the line ahead of both Mercedes. Still, it was Lewis Hamilton who won the race after a controversial penalty on Vettel. In any case, Ferrari were competitive for once and will try to replicate their performance in Paul Ricard circuit this Sunday. Will they make it? I’m not that convinced.
Ferrari has finally managed to stop Mercedes’ consecutive one-twos but again this was due to Bottas getting an unexpected puncture. Canada, a circuit with many long straights, could be a strong race for the team from Maranello. Still, the silver arrows and Lewis look unbeatable this year.
Another one-two for Mercedes, another increase in the gap between them and the rest of the field. With Monaco Grand Prix coming up, there’s a chance for either Red Bull or Ferrari to take the win. Max Verstappen has never won here but given his recent form you cannot rule him out of contention. Ricciardo won here last year but he won’t be having much chance in his Renault.
In a season that was expected to be Ferrari’s, Mercedes has found way to get another one-two in Azerbaijan. Now the F1 circus returns to Europe and all teams are expected to bring big updates to their cars since the logistics allow them to move the new parts from their factories to the Catalunya circuit. Will Ferrari be finally able to keep the promise it gave to their fans during the pre-season testing?
Mercedes are coming for the 3rd consecutive one-two despite not having the fastest car in all GPs but the upcoming Azerbaijan circuit, with it’s really long start-finish straight, should be suiting the Ferraris better. An interesting fact is that only one driver who has started from pole has ever managed to finish in the podium. That’s how unpredictable the next GP is.
Whether the next race marks the 1000th Formula 1 Grand Prix is debatable, but we definitely know that it will be an exciting race to watch! Charles Leclerc lost the win in Bahrain due to a faulty engine component but he – and we – hope that he gets his revenge and takes the win this time. He seems to have the edge over teammate Vettel and if his Ferrari holds strong, rest assured he will do his utmost to…
Last race was a small ‘fiasco’ for Ferrari given the team’s performance in winter testing. Was Mercedes sandbagging in Barcelona or Ferrari somehow lost its performance in Melbourne? I hope we find this out in the upcoming Bahrain GP. The circuit layout and the track’s width have offered some great battles in the past years. This time, F1 has introduced a 3rd DRS zone (in the start-finish straight) which will give us even more fights.
The new season is starting and the teams have given us a first glimpse of their 2019 cars and performance. The most visible change to the cars this year will be the front wing. The new wings will be wider but, most importantly, simpler. The vortex-generating fins have been stripped off in an effort to minimize the turbulence created by the front wing and help the cars race closer to each other. Will this improve racing in 2019? I am…
This post will describe and explain maybe the most critical part of predictive modelling: how to correctly estimate the performance of a machine learning model. This is performed by setting up a trusted cross-validation framework. It’s crucial to get this right, otherwise your model performance estimates will not reflect the true model performance.
Last race of the season, last race for Fernando Alonso! Also last race for Kimi in a Ferrari and last race for Vandoorne, Ocon and possibly for some others… Both championships may have already been decided but the upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be one to remember forever. One could write pages about Alonso’s career, its ups and downs, his wrong choices but also about his relentless passion, his consistency, his dominance! My model thinks he is one of…