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Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mercedes using infrared camera to monitor tyres

Mercedes is the author of the latest F1 innovation, according to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport. Suffering in recent years with a lack of in-season development, and recently grappling with excessive tyre wear, the report said the Brackley based team has come up with a cunning trick in 2013. It is a thermal infrared camera, mounted backwards on the front wing of the W04 cars raced this season by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. The mini camera streams data to engineers about the live performance […]

Posted on Sunday, October 7, 2012

Vettel's fastest lap risks 'unnecessary' says Marko

Even on his dominant cruise to Suzuka victory, Sebastian Vettel managed to irk his Red Bull bosses. Late in the Japanese grand prix, with the race in the bag, the German sped up for no other reason than to beat and better his fastest race lap -- a habit when he senses he can safeguard the 'triple' along with pole and victory. "It makes us nervous," the team's Dr Helmut Marko admitted to German RTL television. Team boss Christian Horner agrees, but adds: "He's going […]

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2011

Title situation 'worrying' for Vettel's rivals

Aug.25 (GMM) The McLaren and Ferrari drivers have kicked off their weekend at Spa-Francorchamps by insisting they are still in the hunt for the 2011 title.

But as the rivals rightly refuse to just let Sebastian Vettel stroll to his second consecutive...

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

MINI WRC Team: Dress rehearsal ahead of debut

Final preparations for the WRC premiere: Outings in Spain complete the testing programme of the MINI WRC Team for its World Championship campaign.   Photo: MINI Motorsport Everything needs to be just perfect: Kris Meeke, Dani Sordo and the entire MINI WRC Team are working at full speed as they complete final preparations to ensure the [...]

Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011

Red Bull will use KERS at some tracks - Marko

Mar.27 (GMM) There will be other grands prix at which Red Bull does not use KERS this season, Helmut Marko has revealed.

After all the talk about 'mini-KERS', it emerged on Sunday that the reigning champions had actually removed the energy recovery s...

Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011

No need for KERS as Vettel strolls to Melbourne win

Mar.27 (GMM) Red Bull admitted it did not use KERS at any time on Saturday or Sunday after Sebastian Vettel dominantly won the Australian grand prix.

Finally quashing rumours that the RB7 features a 'mini-KERS' that is used only for grand prix starts...

Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011

Rivals eye Red Bull's KERS, flex, dominance

Mar.27 (GMM) On race day in Australia, the buzzword is 'mini-KERS'.

After it emerged that runaway pole sitter Sebastian Vettel nor Mark Webber used the energy-recovery system in qualifying, reports emerged that Red Bull's KERS is ultra-compact and li...

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011

Mercedes is shortest car in 2011 field

Mar.11 (GMM) Mercedes' 2011 car is the shortest on the grid, according to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

Bild newspaper has therefore christened the W02 the 'mini Mercedes' after learning that the wheelbase is 9cm shorter than the Red Bull, 5 than t...