An odd bit of tech has been appearing in the pitlane this season. Although not new to F1, the past few races have had a FOM pitlane camera running on cables over the pitlane. This appears to be the same rig used at every race, which is good news for future races, with the great pitlane and pit straight images it gives us.
In the two second that is a good F1 pitstop, the hardware and detail gets missed behind the twenty or so mechanics working on the car.
Each GP, Pirelli technicians fit hundreds of tyres to wheels. The process they use is very similar to your road car tyres being fitted, only very much faster!
Teams deliver their wheels and tyre requests to Pirelli. The wheels are matched to the tyres ready for the fitters to start work.
I did this preview of what I think a Red Bull RB10 might look like in 2014. The article is in German, but the can easily translated online. the online article is available here and was available in print in Sport Bild (27th Nov) and Auto Bild Motorsport (29th Nov).
This is an article I write and illustrated for autosport on the 2014 noses.
Mercedes-Benz is launching ‘#SoundWithPower’, two online films that explore the relationship between sound and emotion; the unique feeling that an AMG evokes when started.
The #SoundWithPower films consists of a documentary style interview featuring Mercedes DTM race driver Gary Paffett. Whose additionally a test and reserve driver for McLaren Mercedes. Gary shares anecdotes about his time behind the wheel and reveals exclusive insight into his addiction to racing and describes the stir of emotion when the engine ignites.
Congratulations to Ben Fowler who wins the driving experience!
To celebrate the launch of the video we are giving away an AMG driving experience at Mercedes Benz World at the famous Brooklands in Surrey, England. All you need to do is watch the video and finish Gary’s sentence: The sound of racing is:
c) Addictive Mail your response to Scarbs@Scarbsf1.com with the subject line ‘Sound With Power’, The competition closes at 12pm on Monday 28th Oct 2013.
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Mobil 1 and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes offer a unique, tongue-in-cheek explanation of how engine lubrication is an essential ingredient of success..!