Drama of Formula 1 receives technological boost
Destroying the rear wing could get the overtaking back to f1 drama Michael Schumacher was hit quite a bit while trying the latest crowd in f1 --
Last month the technology in Valencia, Spain was satisfactory.
\"This system really gives you an upgrade,\" Seven
Time F1 champion told New Scientist
\"To be honest, I didn\'t expect the effect to be so great.
It takes some habits.
\"Mercedes GP drivers are testing the kinetic energy recovery system KERS, which was re-launched during the 2011 season.
One of two speeds.
Strengthen the innovation of f1\'s governing body, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), and hope that at the beginning of the Melbourne season in Australia in March 27, the games will become a more dramatic spectacle.
The FIA is taking action because a survey of F1 fans shows that many people think the game is becoming a \"parade\" in which cars with similar abilities line up after the first few laps and have been, no overtaking is possible unless an accident or failure occurs.
In addition to the KERS, the FIA has introduced an active rear wing that can reduce resistance.
These two technologies can only be used intermittently, but hopefully they will allow more overtaking and give back the lost racing advantage.
In order for KERS to work, a combined motor/generator is fixed on the engine drive shaft.
The system is in generator mode when the car is braking, allowing it to convert kinetic energy into electricity, which is stored in a set of lithiumion batteries.
When the driver needs to speed up, the battery can dump up to 60 KW (80 hp) of power into the system, which is now in motor mode.
The lift lasted 6 minutes. 6 seconds.
When teams such as Ferrari and McLaren tested during the 2009 season, the weight of the KERS kit proved to be a problem, causing it to be abandoned during the 2010 season.
But the FIA has increased the allowable weight of the car. plus-
The driver recovered the advantage from 620 to 640.
Drivers can activate KERS anywhere on the track, and the entrance to the fast-track is the most likely location.
However, the system can only be used once per lap, and the FIA controller will monitor this by monitoring engine data transmitted via radio.
James Allison, technical director of Lotus Renault, said that KERS will be particularly useful at the beginning of the game, the car was \"10 to 20 metres ahead of those cars that did not use the technology to reach the braking point at the first corner \".
Schumacher hopes that improving the battery and charging technology behind KERS will help improve hybrid/electric road vehicles.
\"I\'m definitely a fan of KERS. It’s a road-
\"It is important that relevant technologies and f1 are involved,\" he said . \".
But the high voltage of the fully charged KERS battery pack needs careful protection and handling.
The F1 team will not forget the electric shock that BMW Sauber engineers received in 2008-shown on Youtube-when the KERS connection was short-circuited to the body of the F1 car.
\"There is a lot of energy stored in the battery that is under voltage and can cause serious damage if handled irresponsibly,\" Allison said . \".
Of the 12 F1 teams, only three-Virgin Marusia, ispania and TeamLotus-will not use KERS in 2011.
But everyone will use the second speed of the FIA.
Enhancement measures and colon; a movable rear-wing flap.
This will reduce the resistance experienced by the F1 car behind another car and improve its overtaking capacity.
Marianne Hinson, head of air dynamics at Team Lotus, Norwich, UK, said the idea was for drivers to overcome the turbulence problems caused by the first three components.
These are the rear wings, steep to the front;
\"Diffuser\", a passage below the car, wider to the rear, reducing pressure and generating downward pressure;
And the squeaky, spinning rear tire.
\"These create chaotic updraft and turbulence, reducing the downpressure of the back car,\" she said . \".
Lower pressure means lower grip on the track, lower acceleration and lower ability to overtake.
The FIA\'s answer is to place a movable flap at the top of the wing, which can be briefly divided into two halves when activated.
This will immediately reduce the resistance and increase the speed of the car.
Wing flaps can only be used by cars stuck in the back of another car for 1 second;
The car in front can\'t use it to get rid of the opponent.
The FIA race controller will supervise the rules by tracking the location of the car using radio beacons.
\"A light will tell you when you can use it-it\'s up to you if you want to use it with some downpressure,\" Schumacher said . \".
But Alison says it\'s not a panacea for slow coach.
\"It only gives enough help to trailing cars to make overtaking possible.
No one wants a system that makes overtaking a form.
In addition, the lower pressure loss it causes makes the wing a key part of safety, as its accidental deployment can be catastrophic.
Nick Fry, CEO of the Mercedes GP team, said it was also their business.
\"Yes, safety is critical, but so are most of the components of the F1 car.
If there is any problem with braking or hanging at a speed of 200 miles per hour, it will be very serious.
It remains to be seen whether these technologies will end the parade.
BBC F1 pitlane correspondent Ted Kravitz says there may be no difference if teams use KERS at the same time.
\"The movable rear wing has the potential to make F1 more exciting.
But we didn\'t know until the first game.