FiDB (the race stats database) is the iOS app produced by Appmiration containing all the Formula 1 race results. From the very first race in 1950 until now. FiDB also offers much more Formula 1 data and is updated during every race weekend.
70 years of F1 results easily and quickly accessible
Direct view on most important data
Examples of the important current data are: World Cup drivers standings, World Cup constructors standings, results of the last race, and a calendar that shows you when the next race is and who the recent winners were. In the same home screen you’ll find historical All Time High-totals as well.
You can scroll through the scenes on the home screen to see the entire list of the subject, but by clicking on a scene, you go into full screen mode. With more information, sorting options, additional screens and access to other summaries.
And then there is access to a lot more data!
From the home screen you can quickly reach many summaries, but with the search function at the top of the opening screen drivers, teams or races can sometimes be accessed even faster.
There is much more behind the home screen; additional views and links to other summaries.
For example, a unique career screen of the driver where all individual race results are displayed, and by using colour enhancements you can see at a glance how successful he was.
For teams there are special screens as well. Successive acquisitions or absence for several years makes the statistics of some teams not unambiguous. That is being tackled in the app by variable overviews of the overall statistics of teams.
And then there are the championship rankings according to the different points systems there have been in history. That also makes it possible to make All-Time High summaries with “normalized” points so you get fair comparisons between drivers in different decades. Who was the best of all time?
For iPhone as well !
– All results, stats and standings of Formula 1 races
– Four basic views: calendar, last race results and WC drivers and teams standings
– Tap on a view to zoom in on more screens and details
– Click on the title of a view to select another year
– Click on a row for unique career views of the drivers
– Champion summary and All Time High scores through the menu under the FiDB logo
– GP Archive also through the menu
– Click on the magnifying glass to ‘search’ for drivers, teams and races
– Team summaries, covering complex histories and various team names
– WC standings according to all points systems
Of course the app uses the comforts of an iOS app: Click on a table for the large version, zoom in using a simple click on a row or hold down the line for more detailed information. Swipe your finger to the next (or previous) screen for more information or swipe with two fingers to the next (or previous) season, or three fingers for the same race in next of previous season.
Yes, the app works fine without WiFi. You get a message at startup because the data cannot be updated (eg. Last race results), but the full content is available.
This version of FiDB is available in English and Dutch. But we want to expand it with several languages in the future.
At the moment the race stats database is indeed totally oriented on Formula 1. In the future we hope to expand with other motorsports.
The intro screens are shown only once, the first time you open the app. In the ‘Settings’ menu (top right symbol on front page) however, you can call on the Intro as much as you like.
At start-up all the data loaded into memory and (almost) all reviews are being calculated. Because the statistics (can) change after every race, we can’t save any list. And by doing it this way you don’t have to wait again when browsing through the app. Only a single summary requires recalculation of the data. The waiting time is determined by the speed of your iPad.
The iPhone 4 and iPad 2 would do, but the newer your device is the faster the response of course. You do need at least iOS8 however.
Yes. The app checks for new data at every run. If you’ve got a subscription you receive updates after every training, qualifying and race.
FiDB is a free download. That will get you full functionality and you can see all data and reports until last season. If you like the app and want to keep all information up to date during the season you pay 1.99 euros to keep the data updated during race weekends.
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Although there are many similarities, particularly for the newer teams, statistics may indeed differ. Apart from the quality of some media, there is sometimes a difference in ‘explanation’ of certain facts. Appmiration registered the facts from the first race on and implemented them consistently.
For instance, a disqualified driver (and team) is not included in the statistics, not in the number of races driven, but neither in the number of laps.
If a driver has not appeared on the grid, prior to the formation lap, it’s marked DNG – Did Not Grid and the race is not included in races driven. But if he fails in the warm-up lap, so before the actual start, the race is marked as driven, and is registered as a DNS – Did Not Start. A driver that doesn’t get away at the start will be marked retired with 0 rounds. Such differences, consistently implemented from the very first race, determine the deviations.
The infamous race in the USA in 2005, where the Michelin teams came in after the warm-up lap in anticipation of tyre failure are listed as DNS, and therefore are included in the number of races driven. Many other media don’t include that race (like a DNG). That is not consistent.