Here's how Whitmarsh
pondered different possibilities for Autosport ([url=http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/63613]McLaren deny Hamilton caused gearbox error - link, Autosport
Autosport, interviewing Martin Whitmarsh wrote:It was a gearbox problem, and it went into forced-neutral and changing down seemed to rectify it - it might be mechanical, but we doubt it.
If it was something mechanical, they usually don't fix themselves. It could be electronics software - but there's no evidence in the analysis to support that. Could be a sensor - but again, there's no evidence in the data recordings.
So it would appear that the barrels that change gear went out of control - and out of control of the driver - and that's probably hydraulic.
That could be either a very small Moog servo control valves that were interfered with by a tiny piece of debris or they are sensitive to magnetic interference - something generated a magnetic field which caused the valve to misbehave.
Should you want to examine the website of the manufacturer of those components [url=http://www.moog.com/home/]here's a link to Moog's website
On a largely unattached technological side note, Ron Dennis seemed to blame the "internet" for some of the team's troubles this season. [url=http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/071022173810.shtml]Dennis says internet increased pressure in 2007 - link, F1-Live
[/url]. I wonder how often Ron dares to fire up a browser of his own and head into the abyss of countless cheesy IP addresses and endless lines of badly written code?
Image linked from autoblog.com
F1-Live, quoting Gazzetta dello Sport's interview with Ron Dennis wrote:The internet is an unregulated source of information that is a nuisance. I have said it before and will continue to say it. I am not a critic of the media, but it is a difficult situation when you spend so much time refuting falsehoods and correcting inaccuracies.
Yeah, I can see how that can be unsettling. But to me, certainly not more or less so than anything else to do with life.
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