Feedback

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  1. Admin says:

    Hi Christian,
    You’re right, podiums are a bit of a weak spot in the API – and it may take some thought to find a good solution. I try to avoid any modifications to the API whilst a season is running, so this will have to go on the ToDo list until next winter.
    Cheers,
    Chris

  2. Christian says:

    Hi Chris, thanks for your reply!

    One more question. I’m looking at options for what I want to develop. The original approach I was thinking about was implementing server-side caching and some extra logic I need over your API results.

    However, I saw you have the API runtime available at https://github.com/jcnewell/ergast-f1-api. That would give me an interesting option to fork your code, add the logic I need (would contribute it back, of course), host it myself and not worry about rate limits.

    I haven’t found the latest additions in that repo, such as the sprint result endpoints. Is there a newer version available? Thanks!

  3. Admin says:

    Hi Christian,
    Good point – I’ll commit the recent changes.
    Chris

  4. Ryan Northcott says:

    Hello,

    Not sure where this goes but on the formula1 api, the quali table for May 29 2022 Monaco appears to have Alonso’s driver set for P7 and P16. P16 should be Alex Albon

  5. Admin says:

    Hi Ryan,
    Oops, that’s embarrassing. Now corrected.
    Problems like this usually go on the Bug Reports page.
    Cheers,
    Chris

  6. Wesley says:

    Hi Chris!

    First up thanks a lot for the API! The amount of information available is amazing.

    I would like to add pitstop and tyre information to my website. I am currently thinking of a grid with all the drivers (I think Formula 1 does something similar). I did see the pitstop information being available, but I couldn’t find tyre information. Is that information available and if not is it possible?

  7. Admin says:

    Hi Wesley,
    Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find a reliable source of tyre data over the years.
    Chris

  8. Douglas says:

    Hello!

    I’m having a play with building a small project using this (brilliant) api and F1 resource – so much detail!

    Something I’ve came across and wanted to check in case I was just missing something. For Pit Stops, is there any information on the Constructor within the response?

    Playing with it I can get the driver but as the end goal is to display the fastest race pit stop. Would be nice to have the constructor too. I could manually work my way round this, but again, just wanted to check I wasn’t maybe missing something.

    Thanks,
    Douglas

  9. Admin says:

    Hi Douglas,
    Unfortunately, you’ll have to cross-reference the driverIds with entries in the equivalent race results query.
    Cheers,
    Chris

  10. Wesley says:

    Hi Chris!
    Is there an option to view which of the drivers got the fastest lap or do I need to loop through the laptimes?
    Thanks in advance!
    Wesley

  11. Admin says:

    Hi Wesley,
    You can get the fastest lap of the race using for example:
    https://ergast.com/api/f1/2010/1/fastest/1/results
    However, you can’t get the fastest lap for a specific lap without looping through the data from a laps query e.g. for lap 7:
    https://ergast.com/api/f1/2010/1/laps/7
    Cheers,
    Chris

  12. Atthar Mirza says:

    I just want to say that I’m new to Formula 1 but love playing with data visualization and this API is incredible. Kudos to you. ?

  13. Admin says:

    Thanks Atthar – let me know if you build something interesting!
    Chris

  14. Wesley says:

    Thanks for the reaction Chris and I totally agree with Atthar Mirza! Love the API!

  15. Peter says:

    Hi, Chris!
    Thank you for this API! It is amazing!

  16. Daria says:

    Hello Christian,
    thank you for the API. I am looking for a job in data analisys and decided to build a project for my portfolio. And your development gave me the opportunity to make telegram bot for people like me – for F1 fans!
    My bot can show schedule, weather and prediction. If you intrested, you can check here: https://t.me/f1_who_will_win_bot or here https://github.com/Komsomolochka/formula1-prediction. Thank you!

  17. Filip says:

    Hello, Chris!
    I was comparing statistics between your API and formula1 official standings reports and I noticed that their fastest laps data stretches further than this API currently does. Is there any plan to fill up the data older than 2004?

    Take care!

    Filip

  18. Admin says:

    Hi Daria,
    That’s neat. Would you like me to add it to the Application Gallery?
    Good luck with the job hunt!
    Cheers,
    Chris

  19. Daria says:

    Yes, that would be great! Thank you, Chris!

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