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March 15, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in F1.

Merc W03 Rear Wing

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Mercedes W03 Rear Wing Close-up

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Mercedes DRS Open W01 Formula 1

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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March 15, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in Performance.

Deltawing makes it on track

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:

February 17, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in F1.

First video of Merc F1 2012

Mercedes not to be out done by spy shots have release this video teaser …

Watch out for the new cockpit camera angle … #cockcam?

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February 17, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in F1.

First pictures of Merc F1 car 2012

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.

Thanks F1fanatic.

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February 9, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in F1, Vehicle Dynamics.

Peter Windsor thoughts on F1 testing Jerez

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?


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February 8, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in Performance.

Driving inspiration [video]

He’s some fun. Skip to 3min 30sec for the good stuff:

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February 8, 2012 - no comments. Posted by in Performance, Vehicle Dynamics.

Toyota Le Mans On board

With F1 testing well underway, here is something a bit different. Great onboard footage from Toyota.

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October 20, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in F1, Vehicle Dynamics.

State-of-the-art Telemetry

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 … ??

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October 5, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in F1, Information Design.

F1 Champions information

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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August 12, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Prat Perch journey.

Where has the time gone?

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.

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