enabling Formula One to monitor footfall & understand visitor behaviour


Deliver insights into visitor behaviour around race circuits, whilst assessing commercial opportunities.

back story

Since Formula One have been  acquired by Liberty Media, huge focus and investment have been directed towards the live fan experience. Commercialising their assets through innovation and demonstrating the value of their live events to all stakeholders -Global & Local is their priority. 

Their newly created Global Research team highly focused on investing in robust technologies that help them understand the behaviour of their visitors and seek to translate those insights into revenue-generating opportunities.


After a successful proof of concept in Austin, Texas in 2017, ARM along with our client have deployed c.50 Analytics sensors across 10 races a season  in 2018 & 2019, to monitor footfall and understand visitor behaviour around: 

  • Entrances & exits
  • Grandstands
  • Food & beverage
  • Merchandise stands
  • Fan zone activations
  • Paddock Club

Our passive wifi sensor technology provides evidence when visitors arrive on the circuit, journey patterns throughout the event, most popular entrances & exits, optimum placement for retail outlets, how visitors engage with the fan zone, dwell time in grandstands, wayfinding hotspots and the impact of track activity on engagement with invested assets.


Amending their retail strategy to support the F1 Megastore with satellite stands across circuits
Changing locations of fan activations to maximize awareness and engagement
Increasing the appeal of multi day tickets
Our client also supported the launch of an ‘F1 Event App’ to improve information and wayfinding at races and increase value for money perceptions.

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