Trials of a combination of Satnav and automated switchboard system have been completed ready for use in next year’s Formula One. Our reporter, who has followed its development closely, gives us an insight to the incoming system. Messages, such as “Please follow the acute bend to the right,” “Please remember pit-lane speed is restricted,” “Please keep left of the white pit-lane line” and “Your participation in this Grand Prix is appreciated and you are number…. Six in the queue, about to be overtaken by number…. Seven” are available in a variety of voices, including Ozzy Osbourne, “Turn fucking left, for Christ’s sake, Sharon!” Controversially, our reporter was surprised to hear the comment, “The person in front will let you through.”
Onboard F1 communication to be replace by automated switchboard
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"Press 1 for soft compound tyres, press 2 for hard compound tyres, press 3 for the safety car, or hold to speak to a commentator"
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