LiveF1 provides an API to receive data from the official live timing servers. It uses the same data that's streamed to the live timing applet at www.formula1.com/live_timing - and needs you to have a corresponding account to decrypt the stream - but enables you to have a more fine-grained access to the numbers.
Connects to the live timing stream and reports timing events which are detected
At this stage of development there isn't much of an external API. Take a look at the features or dig into the code to find out more.
The project uses Bundler, so get all the development dependencies with a simple
$ bundle install
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