Pup wrote:When the front wing comes off, I wonder how that warning will read?
"Warning: steering and braking systems are non-operational. Please proceed to the nearest barrier."
If it detaches in the middle of the straight with some way to go before the braking zone, you'd want to know immediately if you were the driver. I've seen more than a couple of occasions where a simply designed instant warning could've prevented crashes. Alonso in Sepang 2013, Hamilton just last week to name a few, off the top of my head. Other examples could be given easily.
Jersey Tom wrote:
F1NAC wrote:Don't they have race engineer for that?
Probably quite a few engineers, looking at everything imaginable. From live video feed to engine to tires, handling characteristics, you name it.
"Hey Nando, your rear wing has flown off - oh wait, you're already in the barriers" -..-
Engineers see everything yes. But I'm talking about automated instant warning for the driver...
F1NAC wrote:where would you put graphics, their wheels are already full of buttons,this would just be too much.
Nothing to worry about, they already have a hefty sized LCD this season. It could be programmed to instantly revert to warning mode when something breaks.
Have a look at this
A good view of the display Ferrari are using on the steering wheel.