Understanding Formula One: Steering Wheel

Motorrad | November 7th, 2008 by 5

Since it seems like we have a lot of Formula One fans as our readers, I decided to cover the subject more often. For the …

Since it seems like we have a lot of Formula One fans as our readers, I decided to cover the subject more often. For the past few days, Stew and I gave you more details on the last F1 championship, what went down and what to expect in the next season.

Today, with the help from our friends at BMW-web.tv, we have a couple of short videos, first one, starting with the amazing steering wheel found in the F1 monoposts.

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  • http://www.bmwf1blog.com BMWF1Guy

    It really is an amazing piece of technology. I could use one of them on my car.

  • Clara

    Very interesting. So many controls, is it really practical to adjust these things while racing? Or even see the settings.

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @Clara: I think it is just amazing how they can drive and still focus on so many things at over 300km/h.

    I would love to take a lap in an F1 car, it will be my dream come true.

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

    @BMWF1Guy: You share share with us more things about the F1 monoposts :) You definitely are knowledgeable when it comes to them.

  • Clara

    @Horatiu B.:
    Yes, it would be interesting to see the behind-the-driver camera of how they deal with the controls.

    From some of the segments of driving F1 cars on Top Gear, it seems unbelievably difficult. The speed, vibration and fighter jet-like g-forces seem to make it a completely different experience than a sports car. Or maybe Jeremy is just a big sissy.

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