Last week’s news was a truly mixed bag. New motorsport innovation from the Mercedes AMG F1 team. A semi return to foreign currency fuel in Zimbabwe. 3D printed hybrid hypercar from America and the end of the iconic marque from down, Holden.
Mercedes AMG Dual Axis Steering
Formula one has always claimed to be at the forefront of automotive innovation. A lot of technology found in Formula One, trickles down to everyday passenger cars. From engine performance, aerodynamic innovations and hybrid technology. The purpose of all these innovations is first and foremost to win races. This season is no different with Mercedes AMG surprising the rest of the paddock with their innovative Dual Axis Steering. It was first spotted on TV footage with Lewis Hamilton at the wheel. The simple system adjust the toe of the front wheels on the straights and in the corners to maximise performance and save the tires. Typically F1 cars run with toe out ( front’s of the tires point outwards), this gives them better turn in. The downside of this is the wear and scrubbing on the straights. By using DAS, Mercedes should be able to get the best of both worlds.