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The rear wing on the new Mercedes W03 Formula 1 car has been declared legal. It is great to see the innovation of the Formula 1 teams and I wonder how many points of drag this apparent stall system reduces.
The image shows a close up, best I could find at the moment, of the rear wing of the W03 Mercedes 2012 Formula 1 car. The area I have highlighted is where the small top wing comes into contact with the rear wing end plate (the bit with aabar written on it – same on both sides).
The reason for highlighting this area is because the little wing is what rotates open when the DRS* system is activated.
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This is a great video in-car of the Delta Wing project car finally making it on track. Now Nissan title sponsored I hope Ben and the guys are rest easy that they’ll make a decent crack at Le Mans this year.
Enjoy the in-car:
Mercedes not to be out done by spy shots have release this video teaser …
Watch out for the new cockpit camera angle … #cockcam?
Here are the first pictures of the Mercedes F1 car for 2012. They are spy shots taken yesterday at Silverstone. Another ugly duckling I am afraid.
For those interested in a more personal view of how the F1 drivers are performing after the winter break, here is a great post from the respected journalist Peter Windsor.
Two points come to mind;
1- Its amazing how much can be learned just from watching a car from the sidelines. If you ever get the chance to do this you can really tell how confident a driver is, just from observation.
2- The importance of the sound. Being able to hear throttle application is a real benefit, when trying to get in side the mind of the driver, in 1). Can EV’s offer the same?
He’s some fun. Skip to 3min 30sec for the good stuff:
With F1 testing well underway, here is something a bit different. Great onboard footage from Toyota.
Race engineering and race engineering software is a hot topic in motor sports. One system that is used at the top level is known as telemetry.
Here is a nice article explaining what that is all about and what one can expect from the state-of-the-art telemetry systems used in Formula 1.
Is there however a better way … ??
It has been a while since a post on the blog here (again!). However things are moving pretty quickly in the background now and expect more news soon – its so exciting what we are developing I just want you to see it now but it is not quite ready yet.
In the meantime, I got sent this infographic on F1 drivers which you might like to see.
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It is August already! Far from being quiet, things at Prat Perch have accelerated. We have a demo / concept of our initial product that we have been showing a (sometimes!) eager audience.
This post discusses another step on our journey and some amazing feedback we’ve had, while we’ve been out meeting potential customers.