Racing Under a Watchful Eye That’s Thousands of Miles Away

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Racing Under a Watchful Eye That’s Thousands of Miles Away

Post by Sabre » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:37 pm

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STUDYING the stream of numbers flashing across his computer screen, Mark Williams checked the vital signs of Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren MP4-25 racecar as it attacked a corner at the Australian Grand Prix in March. Hamilton pushed hard at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne, working his way up to a sixth-place finish after starting 11th.

But the shriek of the Mercedes V-8 engine in Hamilton’s racecar never distracted Mr. Williams from his task as head of race engineering for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula One team. On the lookout for abnormal readings — high brake wear, an engine malfunction, excessive fuel consumption — Mr. Williams worked at a desk in the operations room of the team’s home base in Woking, an upscale commuter town about an hour’s drive southwest of London — and 9,000 miles from where the race was taking place in Australia.
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Re: Racing Under a Watchful Eye That’s Thousands of Miles Away

Post by ElZorro » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:06 pm

F1 is the bleeding edge of technology. :) The best car is the one that develops the most between races, not between seasons. If you ain't watchin' you're missing out. :)
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Re: Racing Under a Watchful Eye That’s Thousands of Miles Away

Post by complacent » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:46 am

ElZorro wrote:F1 is the bleeding edge of technology. :) The best car is the one that develops the most between races, not between seasons. If you ain't watchin' you're missing out. :)
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