Feedback

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65 Responses to “Feedback”

  1. Jeff says:

    I’m using an image of the DB and was wondering if there is a way to keep it updated throughout the season that you haven’t mentioned in your documentation. Of course I could use the API to insert new entries into my copy of the DB, but I’d like to keep things like auto increment ID values in sync for interoperability purposes.

    Oh, and thanks for providing this, it is quite awesome!

  2. Admin says:

    Hi Jeff,

    I’ve had another request for this so will start publishing a new image after each race – check the download page for details later today.

  3. indigo dev says:

    Thanks for delivering such a great database. I’ve built an android app round your data, of course completly free, which can be found at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.indigodev.f1almanach.app

  4. Jeff says:

    Great, thanks a lot! One more request, any chance you could include the number of laps for a particular race with the rest of the race data (ie: in the “Races” object, but outside of the “Results” object – with the other race info like “raceName” and the “Circuit” object)?

    For completed races, it would be best if it was the actual number of laps completed by the race winner as opposed to the number of scheduled laps. Actually, perhaps you’d want to include both scheduled and actually completed. I don’t have a particular use for both at this time, but others might find it useful to know if a race ran long or was red flagged and how much it was cut short by.

    Right now you have to pull the number of laps completed by the winner before you can figure out how many laps back/what percentage of a race was completed by someone who crashed out or had a failure.

    Thanks again, I can’t stress enough how awesome you are for providing all of this!

  5. Admin says:

    Hi Jeff,

    That sounds useful. It could go in the Race element which crops up in several responses. I’ll add this to the ToDo list for next season as I don’t like to make changes mid-season unless they’re urgent.

    Chris

  6. paipa says:

    Hi! ResultId 12969 (Regazzoni in the 1978 Spanish GP) has statusId value 0 (not a valid key in the status table) instead of 106 (Fuel pipe). I found this to be the only dead key across the results, races, drivers, constructors, circuits and status tables. I love this database.

  7. Admin says:

    Thanks Paipa – now corrected.

  8. Chris says:

    Hi, Is there any way to expand this to other series ?
    Or any chance I could get a copy of the code to build up my own data for a different series ?

  9. Admin says:

    Hi Chris,

    Unfortunately, I haven’t got enough time to support other series. However, I’d be happy to share the code if you want to provide another public API. Don’t underestimate the effort required to capture and import the data though – once you start this becomes an ongoing responsibility! What series did you have in mind?

    Chris

  10. Flemming B says:

    Hi,

    First of all – very cool service!

    I was thinking that you might consider adding an Expires header to the reponse header.

    Since most data is historical, you could add an expires header that said the content is valid for a year. I know some data is not historical, so just dont add expires headers to those. Or have a shorter expiration.

    That would save me the trouble of implementing a cache in my JS app, since the browser already knows how to handle expires headers, and it would must likely reduce the amount of calls to your server.

    Flemming

  11. Admin says:

    Hi Flemming,

    Thanks for the suggeston. This would make sense for most data. Only the latest results and standings are variable for a short time after each race. Will give it some thought.

  12. Joao says:

    Do you plan to add practice results in future?

  13. Admin says:

    Hi Joao,

    I’ve no plan to add them at the moment. There doesn’t seem to be much demand for the qualifying data, in terms of traffic so I’m not sure it would be worth the additional effort on data import.

  14. Fred says:

    Hi Jeff,
    First of all a BIG thankyou for this database. It saved me a lot of hassle and allowed me to be more daring with regards to what I can do.

    Only thing that I would suggest it to have a database image of the updated records only.

    That would save bandwidth as I don’t have to download the complete image every time I want to update my local database.

    One thing I seem miss is data on the drivers for the current season. I can only extract driver data from the results. Obviously there is none so far for 2015.

  15. Guillermo says:

    Great job, one might find schedules free practice and Qs (Q1, Q2 and Q3) ?. Thank You

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