The FIA is pleased to announce that it has appointed SBG Sports Software as the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’s Exclusive Official Supplier of Race Control Systems.
The multi-year partnership, which begins on 1 July 2020, will see SBG supply its circuit supervision and incident review system, RaceWatch Race Control, to the majority of major FIA-run series. The system’s applications, RaceWatchMS and RaceWatchID, will provide an integrated Marshalling, Stewarding, Video Review, Scrutineering and Race Management capability with live management of circuit action and detailed review of data, video and radio communications.
The new agreement extends the FIA’s almost decade-long relationship with SBG Sports Software, with RaceWatch being used to officiate and manage races in the FIA Formula One World Championship since 2011. It has been additionally utilised in FIA Formula E and the FIA World Endurance Championship since 2015 and is also now being deployed in the FIA World Rally Championship.
Under the new partnership SBG will also join the FIA Industry Working Group leading the development of race management and safety technology for circuits worldwide.
“The FIA’s decision to select SBG as an official supplier is a result of a trusted relationship over nearly ten years and signals our shared commitment to achieving the highest standards in safety and control for events and circuits around the world.” said FIA Formula 1 Race Director, Michael Masi.
Gareth Griffith, CEO and Founder of SBG Sports Software added: “We are honoured and excited by this exclusive recognition that cements our long-term relationship with the FIA and acknowledges how vital race management software is for incident detection and race review.”