F1 » McLaren confident jack issue resolved


McLaren out to ensure no repeat of jack issues in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone

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ronsgoldenboy - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 11:32 AM

I just wonder why the driver that has the most chance of giving Mclaren a WDC is the one who is being used as a guinea pig to test trolley jacks that cost more than a Marussia car, and wheel gun that don't seem to work.

Alonso and Ferrari now have a strategy for whenever Lewis is in front, just wait for the pitstops and we will just follow Lewis in as we know there is a 90% chance the calamity crew and their equipment will see us get the jump on Lewis.

I just feel sorry for Lewis and the designers who has delivered Mclaren a decent car.

mrfill

July 05, 2012 11:39 AM

I was watching DTM recently and the cars there appear to jack themselves up - I assume some hydraulic mechanism operated by the driver. Most wheel changes were around 3secs. Are these illegal in F1 and, if not, would they be a good idea?

richard

July 05, 2012 12:12 PM

mr fill. dtm have built in pneumatic jacks. the pit man puts in an air line and there is instant lift. quick release air line retracts jacks, although i have on occassions, seen a jack sticking down.

mrfill

July 05, 2012 1:09 PM

Thanks for clarification about the DTM jack design but are they legal for F1. There's a safety benefit, not needing a jack man waiting to get run over and they certainly appeared to reduce stop time. I havent been able to find anything to say they are not legal (which in the world of F1 means they are legal until one team feels they're missing out) and wonder why they're not used.

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