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An idiot’s guide to a Formula One car's steering wheel
Formula One drivers have a lot on their plates; skeleton squishing g-forces, top speeds that threaten to reacquaint you with your breakfast at any moment and a whole grid full of likeminded individuals intent on occupying the bit of track you’re currently using.
It sounds difficult but that’s not the half of it, F1 drivers also have to deal with a steering wheel of such dazzling complexity we’re surprised they ever make it out of the pits.
If you fancy driving a Formula One car, first you’ll need to get your head around the wheel so this run-through of the controls on the one from McLaren’s new MP4-28 car should be just the thing. Have a pen and paper at the ready because we’re go, go, go...
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Most of those functions are inactivated once parc ferme rules come into effect for race day.
They can use brake bias and do for just about every corner making adjustments to it as he approaches.
Radio used, diff locked gear ratio locked, DRS only on a certain part of the track and aslong as you are with in 1 second of the car infront of you, Kers anywhere, tyre choice is decided at practice can't just go picking any tyres unless it starts raining then DRS is locked by race director.
Box on the dial means he wants pit in.
Come on MSN i would've thought you had someone who at least had some knowledge of the sport before posting this up theres alot more to it than what you have put.
Robert young-Norwich Hi, i am in a wheelchair And i think that this would be the very best thing i would have ever done in my life, it just looks so fantastic, just let me have a go.
I am sure that if I was paid squillions of £`s to drive an F1 car I would quickly learn how to use all those buttons.!!
Future road cars may also put more controls on the steering wheel, as it is safer to look at these without taking your hands fully off the wheel.
a car is a car u cant understand it dont drive it why all this buttons its like tellin the car to drive for u ha o.u.t. or omg
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