I’ve been getting ready for the 2014 F1 season for a while, but I still was confused how the new hybrid turbo system worked. I read articles about it, watching BBC F1 videos and whatever else I could find, but it still made no sense! Then Mercedes comes out with this simple video… and then *click!*. Sometimes it’s just the simple things.
Everyone get it now, or what it just me who was confused?
So take it from someone who has driven in Formula 1, and has massive experience with racing hybrid cars. Allan McNish is probably the most qualified person to be explaining how the cars will feel in Formula 1 for 2014.
Besides, it’s always good to get a Shakedown video where a former driver is the star. You learn so much about how they think. Watch and enjoy.
Ok, so I did find this video via Axis of Oversteer, but I’m being a good boy and making sure that they get the credit for it. Still freaking funny though, in a dorky sorta way.
Due to the sensitive and hostile environment of a Formula 1 car, crucial system checks must be done each time the car takes to the racetrack. This is typically done over the car’s first lap, during what’s known as the ‘installation lap’.
Check out this video, which compares the differences between Lewis Hamilton’s steering wheel and his teammate Nico Rosberg.
It’s super interesting to learn how many small differences are created for the driver, just due to preference. Especially once you see how many controls are on an F1 steering wheel! (link)