2011 Season

February 12th, 2011

This post is to confirm that the Ergast API will continue to provide F1 results throughout the 2011 season. The only technical change will be an updated schema that provides fastest lap times in race results. In addition, whitespace has been removed from JSON responses. These changes will be introduced in the API on 15th February. Initially, fastest lap times will only be available for the 2010 season but will then be introduced progressively for earlier years over the next month or so.

Hope to see some new apps ready for the 2011 season!

Proposed Updates For 2011

January 20th, 2011

Some proposed changes to the API for 2011:

1) The race results response will be extended to include the fastest laps times for all drivers. The provisional documentation is here: http://ergast.com/mrd/results

2) The indentation and whitespace will be removed from JSON responses for efficiency reasons.

I’m about to start implementing these changes so any comments or suggestions you have would be very welcome.

2010 Season

December 22nd, 2009

This post is to confirm that the Ergast API will continue to provide F1 results throughout the 2010 season. The only technical change will be a move to an updated XML schema that allows multiple drivers per car. This will allow the API to cover the 1950s accurately, where car sharing was common. The change will come into effect on 1st January.

Application Gallery

March 14th, 2009

Added an Application Gallery to showcase applications using the Ergast Developer API. If you would like to add your application or mashup to the gallery please contact us with details.

Database Query Page

February 11th, 2009

Added a Query Page with forms which generate URLs and query the database.

JSON Support

February 4th, 2009

Added optional JSON response format. Needs further testing.

First Release

February 1st, 2009

First release of the API provides data for the Formula 1 series from the 2000 season onwards. The eventual goal is to add data back to the 1950s.

The first supported response format is XML but JSON is under development.

Not much thought has gone into error conditions and responses so I guess that may need more attention.