Auto racing has embraced Big Data and data science. This web page at AWS discusses their partnership with Formula 1, with each race car generating over 1.1 million data points per second that are transmitted from the car to the pits. If you want to play around with some of the data, there is a Python module named Fast F1 That will provide access to data and has examples of some analysis you can do with the data. Another example using this data is covered in this Medium post.
A different set of historical data on Formula 1 is also available through Kaggle.