Mercedes Double DRS – Instead of feeding air in at the front and exiting it via the rear wing, they take the air in via a hole in the rear wing end plate, when the DRS wing is activated and channel it through the car to exit through the front wing.
McLaren Brakes – The team discovered a couple of years ago that opening a hole in the brake duct allowed heat soak through the wheel rim to increase the temperature of the tyre, so they have experimented with it ever since.
Red Bull Wheel Hub – The central hub has a series of small holes. Air is drawn through the brake duct and drum, passes the disc and caliper, and is blown out through the holes .
Leading Innovation from Motorsport to Road Cars By Steve Wainwright, (General Manager EMEA, VP Sales and Marketing, Freescale Semiconductor) Upcoming changes in the F1 regulations have put the spotlight on the ECU, or Engine Control Unit of the vehicle, often considered the “brain” of the car. The figures are indeed pretty impressive: the McLaren Electronic Systems ECU is connected to 120 sensors, collects and manages over 500 parameters, controls the system and reports back to the pit garage 750 million pieces of data during every Grand Prix, all live and in real time. These ECUs are probably one of the More…