Pit boards in F1F1 is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport globally.... There's more... are the oldest and most reliable form of communication between the squad and their drivers, used to inform a driverOK, so we all know what the driver is, right. I've always liked the description that F1 drivers are like... There's more... quickly about their race status. Such as the number of laps remaining, position, and the deltaIn F1 delta is the difference between two lap times. A slower lap will show a positive delta and a... There's more... between them and other drivers.
So, with the advanced telemetry and communication that F1 teams use today, why do pit boards still feature trackside?
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Drivers are bombarded with information, both on the steering wheel and over the radio. The pit board provides basic data, lap after lap, without the engineer needing to come on the radio each time the driver passes the start / finish line.
They make great reference points for the team photo post-race.