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UBIMET provides weather information for Formula One Championship

10 April 2014

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has entrusted Austrian meteorology experts UBIMET with its weather service for Formula One.

Maximum safety for the drivers and a thrilling race for the fans requires the right team strategy – and the weather service plays a critical role in Formula One. Rain forecasts, air and track temperature, humidity, air pressure and the direction and speed of the wind all have an impact on the choice of tyres and materials, driving tactics and race strategy.

The FIA has now concluded a multi-year contract with Austrian weather service UBIMET . Starting this season, UBIMET will provide the weather forecasts for the Formula One World Championship. With its experienced meteorologists and technicians working onsite at every Formula 1 Grand Prix, UBIMET will be providing the very best in weather information.

Right from the start of the Formula 1 season in Melbourne/Australia, UBIMET provided highly accurate forecasts for the whole of the racetrack. The Austrians also supplied the high-powered live weather information system “onTRACK”, giving the teams all of the necessary data in real time, in addition to a weather ticker for every section of the racetrack.

UBIMET is a centre of excellence for meteorology and severe weather warnings, with branches all over the world. Alongside leading companies from the insurance, media, infrastructure, energy, administration and sport sectors, its clients also include millions of private customers.