2019 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 1-3 November

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Re: 2019 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 1-3 November


RZS10 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:27 pm
I'm struggling to understand which switch Hamilton turned by mistake.

That's the 2019 wheel (from this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX58IkeSl4c)


I thought it was the one marked in the picture in this post (BBAL)

But looking at onboards this is a design used only by Bottas, Lewis supposedly uses this wheel:
https://cdn-9.motorsport.com/images/mgl ... ng-w-1.jpg

They are identical apart from having different colours which is probably driver preference.

However if you look at onboard from Lewis in the last few races he used a different wheel

Different placement of buttons (N is moved for example) and different colours for the switches.

It's not the wheel shown on Mercedes' website where they explain how it works and what it does.
https://www.mercedesamgf1.com/wp-conten ... 80x805.jpg

The colour scheme is the same however.

That's the text on the site, i added what i assume the switches are on the wheel

"Our 2019 steering wheel has a total of 25 buttons and switches and, of course, the clutch and the shift paddles. Five of those buttons and switches change the brake settings of the car: the driver can shift the brake balance from the front to the rear or vice versa [BBAL], to optimise the brake balance for an individual corner, change the amount of engine braking [EB] or adjust the brake migration [BMIG], which is a dynamic change of the brake balance depending on how hard the driver brakes.

Another three switches control the differential - the amount of torque transfer between the rear wheels - for the entry [ENTRY], the apex [MID] and the exit of a corner [HI SPEED?]. The rest of the buttons and switches have a variety of different purposes, from adjusting the settings of the Power Unit to changing the data that is displayed on the screen, activating the radio or the pit lane speed limiter."

I don't see any cover or "guard" as they said in the video anywhere near the EB switch unless the entire brown-ish piece went off.
Hamilton's wheel has a different colour scheme on the rotaries. Purples and cyan. Bottas' switches are less brightly coloured. So those all seem to be Hamilton's steering wheel.

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Re: 2019 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 1-3 November


Lewis's wheel always had the yellow DRS button on the left top side and the N button near to the center, he was been using the DRS switch since 2014.

2014 on board of Lewis

2016 onboard lewis

So the wheel with N button on that place is Bottas'

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Re: 2019 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 1-3 November


Mattchu wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:27 pm
This forum and images :?
Yep. The struggle is real lol.

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Re: 2019 United States Grand Prix - Austin, 1-3 November


Anyone any idea when the COTA ticket sales usually start ?
Or will all races open at once ?
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