2015 F1

Singapore trains threaten hybrid F1 cars


Singapore trains threaten hybrid F1 cars

Singapore trains threaten hybrid F1 cars


F1 team engineers are nervous each time their cars approach Singapore’s Anderson Bridge, according to a report in the German newspaper Bild.

It is said that a strange magnetic or electrical interference, probably related to subway lines that run nearby and underground, is threatening to grind the sophisticated, hybrid F1 cars of 2015 to a halt.

“The sensors are showing some odd numbers,” confirmed McLaren technical boss Tim Goss. “If the cars get this electrical pulse during a gear change, it can disturb the workings between the throttle, clutch and gearbox.”

Bild said Mercedes, the world champion team, has built in some shielding against the interference.

But “We are still a little worried,” technical chief Paddy Lowe admitted. (GMM)

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  1. MetalQuintessence

    2015/09/19 at 10:29 pm

    “subway lines that run nearby and underground, is threatening to grind the sophisticated, hybrid F1 cars of 2015 to a halt”

    Some sophisticated cars we have…

  2. Boycottthebull

    2015/09/19 at 9:14 am

    We are always told that the car is a threat to public transport, now it seems its the reverse!

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