Italian GP 2018 ?>

Italian GP 2018

Monza, the temple of speed, is the next destination of F1; a place where Ferrari has not tasted the home win since Alonso took the victory in 2010. The latest engine upgrade showed some impressive signs and the Prancing Horse is hoping to capitalize on that in front of thousands of tifosi.

Belgian GP 2018 ?>

Belgian GP 2018

After the log summer break, F1 is heading to Belgium and Spa Francorchamps where Vettel will be hoping to close down the points difference in the drivers championship. In the meantime, the F1 driver market has gone crazy after the unexpected move from Ricciardo to Renault next year and Alonso deciding to retire from F1 and find new challenges in other series. This has lead to McLaren signing Sainz and Gasly being promoted to Red Bull. Lots of positions are…

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Hungarian GP 2018 ?>

Hungarian GP 2018

Lewis Hamilton is once again leading the world championship after Vettel’s crash in the rainy Hockenheim. Seb must win more points than his title rival if he wants to stay in contention of the drivers championship. However, the upcoming GP is held on the narrow and twisty Hungaroring; a circuit where the Red Bulls are expected to have the advantage just like they did in Monaco earlier this season.

German GP 2018 ?>

German GP 2018

This season is crossing its middle point as F1 heads to Germany which holds the 11th out of the 21 Grand Prix this year. The first-ever, and probably last, triple-header has been completed with Ferrari and Vettel being the winners. Hamilton is hoping to close the 8-point gap to Vettel while Bottas needs to finally get a break and start winning some good points.

Building an F1 prediction engine – Predictive Modelling Part I ?>

Building an F1 prediction engine – Predictive Modelling Part I

In the previous series of posts I discussed and explained the steps involved in Feature Engineering. In this series, I will talk about the coolest part of applied ML; the Predictive Modelling phase. This is where you get to use all the ‘magic’ power of machine learning algorithms and see the performance of any models you build. In this post I’ll start by showing the most common evaluation metrics and then reveal the custom evaluation metric I use for assessing…

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British GP 2018 ?>

British GP 2018

Ferrari and Vettel are now leading the respective championships but F1 is heading to Silverstone, a circuit where Mercedes did an 1-2 last year and where a Mercedes car has been winning every year since 2013! So, the odds are with the reigning world champions and they should regain the lead after a disastrous Austrian GP.

Austrian GP 2018 ?>

Austrian GP 2018

F1 is heading to the 2nd of the three back-to-back Grand Prix in Red Bull ring. Last year, Valtteri Bottas took the win with Lewis Hamilton only managing a 4th place. Vettel is definitely in need of a win if he wants to keep his chances of challenging for the drivers’ title high.

French GP 2018 ?>

French GP 2018

Alonso may have won Le Mans 24h and gone a step forward towards the triple crown, but his chances of repeating anything similar this weekend are pretty much non-existent. F1 returns to the Circuit Paul Ricard that held the French Grand Prix on several occasions between 1971 and 1990. The circuit features the distinctive ‘Blue’ and ‘Red’ zones designed to reduce cars’ speed without the need for gravel traps, while any drivers who make a mistake in a corner are…

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Building an F1 prediction engine – Feature Engineering Part V ?>

Building an F1 prediction engine – Feature Engineering Part V

Up till now we have discussed on how we can create some features and how we can encode them. We’ve, hopefully, ended up with lots of variables and we are seeking a way to keep the top-performing ones. In this post I’m going to explain ‘why’ and ‘how’ we should cleverly select our features.

Canadian GP 2018 ?>

Canadian GP 2018

F1 is heading to a circuit where Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have won in the last 3 occasions. Can they repeat it for a 4th time in a row? If Lewis wins, he will reach Michael Schumacher who has won the Canadian GP 7 times! Another important statistic is that Ferrari has not tasted the win in Canada since 2004!