Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important role in our world, so we thought we’d test ChatGPT’s F1 knowledge, why not?
We asked the AI platform 10 different Formula 1-related questions on a variety of different topics and received answers that weren’t always quite up to scratch, but were very close to accurate at almost every point in time.
There were a myriad of different options available to us (well, any ChatGPT user will know that absolutely anything can be asked), and we also attempted to get answers to some of Formula 1’s biggest questions with… results contrasting.
1: Who is the greatest F1 driver of all time?
Answer: The answer to this question is subjective and will depend on individual opinion. Some of the most highly regarded drivers in Formula 1 history include Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Juan Manuel Fangio, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Jim Clark and Alain Prost.
A good selection, although the likes of Alonso, Stewart and Verstappen might not feel very happy they didn’t make the cut (even if it’s AI).
2: What is the best F1 circuit in the world?
Answer: This is a subjective question and opinions may vary. Some of the most famous F1 circuits in the world include the Circuit de Monaco, the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy, the Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom and the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas .
Having already lit up our comments section on our high Monaco finish in our 2023 circuit standings, we’ll leave that to other people to decide!
3: Suggest 5 corner names for the new Las Vegas F1 circuit
- Neon corner
- Striped ride
- Mirage curve
- Lucky corner
- High Roller curve
An interesting selection there, but definitely related to Vegas, we’ll give it that much.
4: Suggest a name for the next new Formula 1 team
Answer: F1 Phoenix Racing.
Perhaps Romain Grosjean would like to become team principal with his post-F1 moniker at the top of the garage?
5: What should Sebastian Vettel do after leaving Formula 1?
Answer: Sebastian Vettel could pursue a variety of different career paths after leaving Formula 1. He could become a racing instructor, a racing analyst, a brand ambassador or a manager of a racing team. He could also pursue a career in broadcasting or even become an entrepreneur and start his own business.
6: Who would win between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in the same F1 car?
Answer: It is impossible to answer this question definitively as it would depend on a variety of factors, such as track conditions, car set-up and the individual skill level of the drivers.
Well, at least we tried to come up with a definitive answer for you without putting them on the same team.
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7: What is the most memorable Formula 1 race?
Answer: The 1976 Japanese Grand Prix is widely regarded as one of the most memorable Formula 1 races of all time. The race was won by James Hunt in a dramatic finish, with Niki Lauda retiring with a punctured tyre. The race was also the deciding factor in the 1976 World Championship, with Hunt winning the title by a single point.
Not entirely accurate with how Lauda exited the race, as he opted to retire due to heavy rain conditions, but a worthy choice nonetheless.
8: What is one change Scuderia Ferrari should make for the 2023 Formula 1 season?
Answer: Scuderia Ferrari should invest in more advanced aerodynamic design for their cars in the 2023 Formula 1 season. This could help them gain an edge over their competitors and improve their performance on the track.
Well, at least it’s not yet another call to fix things from a race strategy point of view…
9: Have the 2022 F1 regulations made the sport more competitive?
Answer: It’s too early to say whether the 2022 F1 regulations have made the sport more competitive. The regulations are still being finalized and the teams are still being adapted to the new rules. However, the regulations are designed to make the sport more competitive by reducing the cost of racing and increasing the performance of the cars. This should lead to tighter racing and more exciting competition.
He stops short of a definitive answer, but still understands the reasoning behind the new rules being put in place. Noteworthy!
10: What was the coolest design innovation in F1 history?
Answer: One of the most exciting design innovations in F1 history is the introduction of the Drag Reduction System (DRS). This system was introduced in 2011 and allows drivers to reduce their car’s drag by opening a flap on the rear wing. This allows drivers to gain a straight-line speed advantage, which can be used to overtake other cars. The system has been highly successful and has been credited with making F1 racing more exciting and competitive.
Active suspension was our guess before the answer came, but DRS has definitely increased the number of overtakes race after race, whether you think it’s artificial or not.
If ChatGPT is like this now, we fear how advanced it might be in years to come. Sip…