Merc to use nifty tyre cam
24 July 2013, 17:22
Mercedes is the author of the latest Formula 1 innovation, according to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.
Suffering in recent years with a lack of in-season development and grappling with excessive tyre wear, Mercedes has come up with a cunning trick in the 2013 F1 season - a camera to monitor its tyres.
The thermal infrared camera is mounted on the front wing of the W04 cars raced in 2013 by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
The mini-camera streams data to engineers about the performance of Pirelli's sensitive 2013 tyres, including early signs about possible overheating.
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