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F101 - The Basics of F1

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This is a special episode which is meant to serve as a primer for any new F1 fan to get up to speed with the sport and understand it's intricacies and have fun while doing it. We go over the following topics:FlagsFormat of F1 SeasonFormat of F1 WeekendFinances in F1Points TableTechnologies and TerminologiesDRSMGU-k and MGU-hPower UnitsSteering wheelEngine ModesPenaltiesEquipment used:Mics: Sarang: Audio-Technica ATR2100x Akash – Razer Seiren MiniAV recording: ZencastrPost-production: Audacity, AuphonicMusic:Intro: Howling (Sting) - Gunnar OlsenOutro: Your Intro by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Hello and welcome back to anotherepisode with Fan Fiction. We are now if one fan fiction, if you're looking forour website. In this episode, we are going to talk about the basics of f one like f one on one.Let's call it that and we'll walk you through whatever one is and all thenuances so that you can follow us on the coming episodes without any hasslesand wondering what's going on. We are your hosts. I am a cash and I'm certainand we'll walk you through fone one. Before we begin. Let's talk aboutinteractions. We are now live with our website. If one fan fiction head overthere to check out more details about the race, weekends and a block postthat started which talks about our ratings and rankins for their drivers,we don't talk about it during the episodes. If you want to check us out,come over to our website, it's death, one fan fiction com and leave a commentyeah speaking of which you can contact us at contact us at the rate. F, onefan fiction, indropat, email comment and do all the things that you wouldlike to tell us your speed back on what you'd like to see in future episodesand what not and a little sneak peak. We are planning to do a show oncontroversies in Fon. So let us know what you want us to cover in thattone's going to be an interesting one, because I think Arran it's going to bedefinitely arrived and we yeah ones, no doubt a very political andcontroversial sport, so that I'm really looking forward to recording that to right. Let's get started into theepisode, Sodeno want to talk a bit about what is f, one, the drivers, theteams and a search. Well, what is that fun? Cars go room in a circle,essentially yeah, but on a Moses note, it's basically ten teams whichparticipated in this port. Each team puts in two entries two cars into theraces, and each team has two drivers who is driving these cars. So basically,you have twenty drivers just battling it out on the track to win that GrandPrize the prize money right, and there is also this concept of having reservedrivers or backup drivers to write like if something goes wrong. Theseessentially are multi million old companies and they are running thesebusinesses and they cannot afford to you know even miss a single race,because that changes things in the constructors, the constructors championship. So theteams generally have like many more different rules available like reservedrivers, development driver simulation drivers who kind of help the team inimproving the card, giving feedback about the card dynamics, how it ishandling and things like that right and then in terms of races, I think,depending on the season. That's that's happening. It's roughly to twenty totwenty three races, which is also a lot because it happens either everyalternate weekend or back to back weekends or now that there are too manyraces. There's a triple header, as you might hear, which is just three threerace weekends back to back. Oh yeah, triple heades are something to look outfor it. They're, just two or too much fun, but people who work for reon arenot huge fans of these triple headers because essentially they are travelingcontinuously for three weeks and it's really hard on them there away fromtheir families. They are living. In these you know motor homes and usually thesetracks are, you know away from the city and they they don't always have thebest conditions out there, though these tripple headers are generally rare because they tried to form the calendarsuch that they have to. They don't have...

...to move around different countries asmuch and like the dices are close to each other on another. It's definitely a logistical nightmare.We're not going to get into any details of that, but there is. There is a veryinteresting episode on Youtube. I forget the channel is named, but to endover or something like that and they've got an interesting episode, go check itout, speaking of races and drivers and andteams. There is also this concept of indicating drivers and what and how tobehave on the R on the race track by the means of flags. There areessentially four or five flags which are offered most important, because yousee that way more often, then the other than the other flags, the first onethey are going to see, obviously, is the green flag, which indicates theracist is either restarting or is starting to begin with. The other oneyou are going to see very often is the yellow flag, and this is very, verycrucialbecause. Depending on how this flag is raised, you can either have like a safety caror a virtue, safety, car and we'll talk about this later in the episode. Butthe yellow flag is definitely a point of controversy, because if you miss it,it can lead to you know, losing points or places or expise yeah and with thegrowing importance of safety. These days F, I doesn't take the yellow flaglightly at all. Yes, they are pretty serious about it and you saw whathappened during a qualification with vetis now where he saw the yellow flaghe slowed down, but he didn't abandon his lap and that, if I was not happywith that- and they gave him a fight las great penalty for that. Actually,you know what, while we are at it, let's just discuss the entire El ofLagan and the scenarios rather than coming back to it in terms of what ayell of like can do. Yes, you're right, like if it's a virtual safety zone,which is that an actual safety coes not come out on that track. But but it's acaution arial of like that. The drivers have to assume that there is a safetycar on the track and behave accordingly, where essentially, what the drivershave to do is they have to maintain a gain that situation is called in Cot vs.so it's a virtual safety car and what the drivers are expected to do is ismaintain a particular gap with the car in front, so they can't go away fast orway too slow and they have to maintain that Delta is what you hear on theradio and depending on the situation as a sore mentioned earlier right like ifit's during qualifying. You are supposed to abandon your lab, even ifyou are doing excellent, anvil P and for all over reasons, you are supposedto abandon your lap and if you don't, you see what happens with with fiveplace great penalties and will discuss other panetes and stuff later to. Butwhat also happens on the other side is: If the. If the yell of leg is raisedbecause of sevier conditions, then an actual car comes on to the track. It'ssomewhat like an Aston, Martin, dv Nin, or you know, think of offence fast fer.It's going to be on the track, driving all the way on the front and again,like the VC cars have to maintain that delta. With the current front, thereare no overtakes allow, during both the VESC and the actual safety car and therace resumes only after the safety car goes back into the pit lane, justbecause I'm net picky, I wanted to correct you and see that there's avantage Aston Mat advantage and the medical car, I think, is a DB yeah. Imean in my head, it's just a very fast as it market like yeah anyways, and if things get very severefolks, you going to see a red flag which, if you've been following a fondlast season, had as far as I can...

...remember, like the most number of redflags, which indicates the races stopped and it's going to restart anddepending on the crit, it may either start from the pit lane or back fromthe starting grade. The worst case scenario that kit they can think of isgoing to be a black flag, which means the race is abandoned and somethingsomething really really terrible is gone. Lastly, you're obviously going tosee the checker flag as the race ends, something that we don't see is a whiteflag which just indicates that it's the penultimate laps yeah, that's thethat's fun with flags. I'm sure loose Hamilton knows about the black andwhite flag, very well, oh black and white flag. That's that's like a Nepal sort of flag right,like with a with a diagonal in the middle that on what unsportsman likebehavior is. That is that right, no, so the black and white flag, essentiallyis a warning flag. So, if you had heard the radio during a bar in GP Bono hadcome on to the radio WHO's Hambert engineer at and had told him that ifyou continue to exceed track limits at ten, for you would be first given ablack and white flag and after that, a five second penalty yeah. So yeahunsportsman like be because it's a Milton, I'm saying that,but otherwise, yes, but but now that we understand thebasics of you know what the drivers, their teams, the races and theindicators on the the tracker. I think it's time to sortof understand the the format of F. One suddenly want to start start walking asthrough it so yeah. Basically, the F season has tocompitent to it. One is the preseason testing that happens, so we kind of discussed about thispreviously episode, three, where we had discussed in detail about the presesand testing of this year, which happened at the bar, an internationalso good and yeah. This, essentially, is the time when these teams are aretesting of their cars on the track pretty much for the first time, andthey are testing out the innovations how the car behaves tuning out different things, ensuringthat they extract the maximum performance out of these cars andpreparing for the season yeah, yeah yeah. It basically gives them as you're,saying the exact idea of whatever they've done over the winter break,which is also something I hear. The winter break in courts is essentiallythe gap between the last praise and the first preseason testing, where theycall it a break, but it's not a break ses engine, not for him. Oh yeahthey're cracking their way through to make the best and the fastest car thatthey can now that we we've done the pre testing.You know we are ready to sort of go ahead and get into the race weekend andin my head again, I'm just thinking like a lay man, which is what there arethree confidents through to a race weekend right like what is it the freepractice Haquin in the race yeah? So essentially what we call it is a raceweekend right, so it lasts for three days. It starts on a Friday and on theSunday, the first day on Friday has two sessions of free practice. That'sbasically the time when these teams get to really tune their car test. Theircard for this particular track make sure that the card is suitable for thetrack and they can gain the maximum performance for this track, and youmight think that these drivers are, you know just nowliving near these race tracks and just you know, going around in circlesaround the track to you know just completely loan the track, but yeah. That's notexactly what happens. They don't really get to drive and tracks a lot yeahmechanically Yond, on what the circles...

...are yeah, and I mean the one practice thekind of get is wanted to on the assimilators. I mean these assimilators are the bestin the world, but it's still not the same as actually driving the car, soyeah there's a slight difference. They need these practice sessions to be likereally understand the car, how the car behaves on the Strak, how to you knowoptimize the racing line on the track anyways after two practice sessions onFriday. You have another practice session on the first half of the day ofSaturday, after which the teams kind of pretty much prepare for qualificationsand keep me honesty a sorting. But after the preseason testing, the teamsare allowed to make any mechanical and any electrical changes to the car. Butafter the free practice they aren't allowed to do that. I mean in the senseif they changed the engine, they're going to get like a big penalty for iton the gropple they're only allowed to in coats again toing the car, so thatit's handling increases better for that yeah. So that's essentially called Park.For me, what it means is that these teams are not allowed to make anychanges a couple hours before the qualification starts. They are stillallowed to make some changes after the third practice session. They can seechange certain confidence of the car, not all but yeah once the park for meapplies. There are very few things that they canchange things like tire pressures or front wing angles and fuel loads, and things like that. Thoseare the only things that they can pretty much change, yeah in terms of like a computerscience, Gay, basically hard corte hard core o the car for that track. Yeah exactly one thing which I forgotto mention earlier was doing these free practice sessions. These drivers, alongwith their engineers, go out on the track for something called as a trackwork and what they basically do. Is They just you know, actually walk a laparound this track and trying to really understand the conditions of the track,because it's really important for them toreally understand what temperatures are the tracks to Mac? Is that was the ambienttemperature and like what is the actual condition of the truths, because thataffects how the car is going to perform? If, like the Tomach, is hot to they'regoing to get better grape, and they can, you know, probably go faster throughcorner right and then after free practice, we have what qualifying threesessions. Qualification is basically the second session that takesplace on Saturday. There are three parts to the qualification session. Itstarts with Q, one where all the drivers, all the cars participate and alot of time I mean most of the Times. Most of these teams are not actuallyrunning at a hundred percent performance for for these sessions, probably like theLower Midfield teams like Har Sind Villiams, probably are but yeah more likely than not. They aresaving some performance for like the leter sessions and yeah, so five peopleget eliminated in the Q. One and fifteen out of these twenty move onfoot to the QUTUB YEP and the process repeats again and took you to with,with slightly change rule ers right. Oh Yeah, there is a special rule for Q to thatis that the fastest lap that you do in q to is the very same tire set that youhave to use at the re start, and I don't just mean the tired type. It'sliterally the same tires that they have...

...to use for the re start. So essentiallythey have to be careful to. You know not use up their tires, a lot becauseotherwise they're going to suffer ding very start, and it also affects theirstrategy a lot. So they have to be really careful with their choice oftires for Q to Ye and similarly to q. One you have five folks that geteliminated, and then you have the top ten moving into the final Q. Three. Thefunny thing is that you know sometimes teams actually prefer getting theleventh position, because all the other drivers from eleven to twenty eth rateof free, tired choice for the race start. So sometimes being eleven isactually advantage is than the tenth, because the person on tenth has to useold tires and you can use a fresh set of tires which can give you thatadvantage. Yeah Yeah- and I mean we've spoken abouttires in our exactly previous episode. Folks, the three composites the of themedium and the hard go ahead and check it out check us out on episode for tohear about ties, but yeah Q, Q, three, the final qualifying you're going tosee the top ten drivers battle it out for a position on the grade. Yeah Q.Three is like possibly the most exciting session in qualification. Youknow you're pretty much glued to the TV and looking at the leader board. Youknow monitoring the mini sectors of eachdriver and like people like the pool positions, keepchanging and yeah it's a lot of fun. You know everybody is just having ablast out there. You know just going a hundred percent that I at u three,because they don't have any restrictions in terms of tile choice oranything like that. So yeah, it's it's quite fun. I mean, for a big part, theposition and the grin matters, because there is something called as a raceline which is essentially the most optimized line on the race and if youcan tenancy, follow that you're going to have like the first best of theshortest distance on the lap and usually people not usually always sortof like the t. One position is starts on the race line and then P two asslightly off the race line, but then the advantage you would ask. What iswhy not have p three? I mean you are ahead already of p three, so you havethat advantage of you know, staying on Peto and as such, so yeah everyone'sjust trying to be as a head on the grid as they can cause during race day. Thefurther you are on the grade, the better chances you have to stay thereand the similar advantage you have so so Sunday is the rest day and earlierrace days here, David Croft just going crazy and not one yeah greases, it's it's a big event.It's a card. I al I would say I mean it's pretty much like a cantabile. Youhave like all these flashing colors, all the teams gathered. They are justscrambling around here and there it it's fighter jets flying out the racewith exactly it's really exciting, everybody's, just pausing around andexcited for you know what happens at the reason. It's the it's the only day,or I mean the other day is too but like it's the day out of the race weekend,where I think Adrenalin is at its maxim like oozing out of your body from every yeah, definitely many times. I really can't sleep on theprevious night. You know just t because of the excitement of the Res Day,especially when Hamilton's, not on the pole. Oh definitely but yeah Resla, it's it's! Essentially,whatever one is going in circles on whatever track that they are on thatday, the tires, don't last you all throughout the race, so you have tocome in pit. Stop, which t is what it's...

...called change the tires. If you haveany other damages, then they also get addressed during those pitch touts andthe strategy with which you make up its top sort of essentially governs yourposition and how well you've played the game thinking what the other teams aregoing to do. Yeah one thing I wanted to talk about was that there are there'scertain really strict rules that if I has a relation to Petlin, mainlybecause there are so many personal, like these engineers out there on the pit lane, so that they have tomaintain a very high standard of safety. They have very stringent speed limits,pleased in these pit lanes and they have they have a marking at the start of thePetlin, and they also have a speed, detective detective, which ensues thatnone of these drivers are flouting any of these rules and they come down witha hamlet. If you know you, even if you slightly violate this speed limits inthese Petlin's yeah, what is it like? What at Aticular Pera or something? Ohyeah, it kind of depends on the track and how much space is available in thePetlin. So on tracks, like Monaco, where the track is very narrow, it'ssomewhere around sixty kilometers paran and with other tracks, lakes par. It'saround et clumst, right yeah and you do get penalized with points or whatever.It is probably for the next race or something if you, if you're sven theslightest off in the pit lane so yeah, so they take it super seriously outthere yeah and like while we are on the subject of pit stops. The other thingto notice earlier, like if people are seen earlier, races you'd have seenthat you know there's a big nose coming out of the top and then three feelingshappening and what not and there were other car advantages. But now all ofthat stopped like no refueling is allowed. The car needs to be pre filledwith a set amount of Ye that they think they need for the race and that's whatthey get for the so now they have to maintain fuel also, while consideringhow there is, but year after we are done through all the two hours and allthe laps. You see that Checker flag, the teams come home. The drivers comehome. What's interesting, now is everyone's fighting for those points.And what are you those points you ask? Well only the top and position get getpoint so everyone's trying to be in what they'll call the points or thepoint stable and the point go. Sort of like an exponential way, which is thefirst place, has twenty five points, a second as eighteen in the third asfifteen, the fourth as twelve, and you get the idea all the way to the tenthplace, which has just one point but as point by I but each point mattersbecause, like I mean, if Williams had, you know some of their drivers inpoints they believe and in like three or four races, they would have finishedour house last season, which I think will happen this year, because Mazaspins going to Keche seems that way, but nonetheless yeah everyone's fightingfor these points and and what happens here is sort of interesting and it's acyclic process, because every driver's point gets added to the team point. So,let's say if both the drivers finished, post and second Marciam essentiallygets twenty five plus eighteen. So forty three points and those pointslead you to a constructor championship table. Essentially all the teams arebasically just fighting for that the constructors championship table. Theyessentially don't really care about the drives champing ship, because at theend of the day, these are like Marti million doll. Businesses and money iseverything. As we say, cash, a skin, so yeah dear focus, pretty much is on winning that sucker championship goingback to...

...the origins of F one. Everyone essentially was never a championship. CDs are such there usedto be only individual races that were held, which are called as Granpre,which in French means the grand prize and used to have these individual eventswhich would award the winner the Grand Prize,but these days what we have is we have this championship series and Fia Basically distributes the moneythat it owns throughout the year to the teams in the order in which theyappear on the constructor stable. So, starting from the team at the top, which gets themost amount of money and the amount keeps reducing exponentially towardsthe bottom, so the team that wins against the most amount of money andthe team that is at the bottom table receives the least amount of money.This also creates kind of like a negative feedback cycle, where the teamthat wins you know, can invest more funds for the development of their carin the next season and yeah. The lure teams have less of money to put in andthen that kind of creates a negative feedback cycle which yeah you you cansee what's happening with Williams these days right. That's that'sessentially, what's happening same with hers, they just don't have the money,and since they don't have the money, they can't produce a good car. They areranking lured on the table and yeah, so they contact their cars as much astheir competitors are, so they are to huge disadvantage her and that's whyit's very essential to get those higher position right and that's that's againlike the the Syce of making money or suspending visus everything that goeson nightly. How you behave this year, sort of tells you how you're going toreally end up doing and what chances you have the next year. Moreinteresting thing that I wanted to mention was that Fi has actually tried to cutdown on this negative feed that Lub by introducing a neutral, were, I think,the started in two thousand and nineteen so from two thousand andtwenty. Basically, the team that is at the bottom of the table receivesthe most amount of time for winter, an testing and the team at the top of thetable. That's Morcote receives the least amount of time for internes ING.So this way these teams are not stuck in this. You Know Spidel, which is justdraining money from them. Speaking of Winter Nell. Let's, let'stalk about all these technologies, terminologies that you know we keephearing throughout either the episode post episode, three episode- or youknow we keep discussing during during our discussions. So the first term thatcomes to my mind is: Is Drs egona you're gonna, hear this third lap intothe race or second third, fourth, Lad patient to the race either during thestarts, or you know during when the ray start, thers stands for a dragreduction system. Wero is essentially is that the cars rarrar a down forcewhich pushes the rear of the car down, but this also produces drag, whichrestricts the car stop speed and what happens when a car is allowed to usethe R S is. The rare ring has two slits: we sort of open up letting more airpass through it, and this is then designed to sort of reduce this drag,that the car gets and enabled a higher top speed. So essentially, they hearroughly around twenty to thirty...

...kilometers per hour extra when on thoseprades the only catches they just can't use it all the time the driver needs tobe in that one minute range of the driver in front when there is the DRScheck point. So every lap has a couple of idea: restaurant the check pointswhere, where they check, what is the distance between their two cars and ifyou are within that limit, when you're crossing that point you're going tohear a radio saying they are as an able and you're going to see there ring openup and the cars go a bit more faster. What else comes to my cadem one?Another thing which I wanted to mention was about energy recovery systems onthe cards. Basically, there are two types of financial recovery systems:Yeah One is the M Guk and the other mgh M guk is basically used for recoveringa kinetic energy. When these cars are under breaking the engine is still, thePistons of the engines are still moving right, so there is still power that isoutputted is that it is not transfer to the wheels. Instead, it is used to turna turbine which kind of generates energy and then that electric energy isstored in batteries which these drivers can use. With thatovertake button, the energy is used by. There are two electric engines at therare vials, which delivers some power for a short duration that these driverscan use in their advantage for overtaking, though there's some limitson how much energy they can harvest in each lap. Otherwise, people will, justyou know, keep harvesting energy and actually, if you'd noticed during thelast few laps of Baring GP Hamilton was, you know, harvesting a lot of energy while entering to the corners and o.You know at the end, he collected a lot of energy and used it to defend hisposition against Max and yeah. That's basically the genius ofHamilton it. It gives you that that sudden word of light energy- and I meanit's similar- to getting like an extra twenty thirty kilometers for or I thinkin the old times, it was called what course right like a Er pitic energyegory system, but text advancing. So it's sort of getting and thistechnology has basically trickled down to consiva. So if you have noticed, bes actually uses the same technologyand actually, if I notices this panel inside the trees right, which kind ofshows when you are at a Dacron like your foot, is of the accelerator. It'slike transferring energy to the power store anyways, getting back to thetopic about the other counterpart of M Guk, which is MG H. MG is basicallynothing but recovery of heat, energy and mechanical energy that the engineproduces. Essentially the gases, the hot air that these engines produced ispushed through a turbine which again produces electricity and which is stoodin the battery and which can be used latedby the tribes for everty right, since we are on the topic of engines, a cash.Why don't you tell her listeners a little bit more about these engines arerather known as power units at the heart of it is what they call it as apower unit. It's essentially nothing but the trucks of converting the fuelinto motorettes, making the car move on thetrack. The internal compassion engine essentially, which is also how regular part on the road operate.

These these power units are enginesbecause they are subjected to so much stress. Let's put it in a milder wayduring the races. They don't last you throughout the season and what you'regoing to hear, probably before some races after some races is x, teamchanged that updated. There are made some changes to their power unit, whichfalls under fi regulations and then, depending on what sort of changesyou've made. If you replace the whole thing Blah Blah Blah, you get a corresponding penati great. So thisis also actually a huge part of the team strategies, because what happensis they have to ensure that, during the best races which suit their cart themost they have to have the healthiest engine for those races, because so thatthat way, they can maximize the performance and extract the most out ofthe car if they have a older engine or engine? That's you know not at its peak performance, that's tgoing to help them yea, and this combined with aerodynamics isessentially or these again. I put it in codes rocket ships for the road, because yeah I mean whatyou have front to wings in coach. You have rare wings in Cots we sort of tryto cut through the air as much as possible, giving aerodynamic to the carcombined way top of the line power unit, an engine which is makes these things go at three hundredthree hundred fifty kilometers, but are honestly it's a stretch to call thesemachines cards. They are not an take the cars that we get out in the market.These are nothing but essentially a driver with a engine strap to his backand yeah, basically just placed in a cab on fiber moon, O clock, which haswheels and the steering wheel, which connects everything and if aliens comeby they'll. Never be able to recognize. For this is that if you are throughthat through that, speaking of Erdy amics and additions to that Ar, ifyou've not followed fond but are new to have one you might notice, and even ifyou've seen if one you might notice this, this three pronged thing right infront of where the driver sits right and and that's what on calls a halo,Halo Halo. This was introduced in two thousand and eighteen by FIA, but itwas like way long proposed by teams like most its in two thousand andfifteen, and then you know soften as were done in sixteen and so on, and soforth. Huntera primarily adopted by FIA as a safety measure in two thousand andeighteen and if you've seen t any of the incidents that have happened.Recent in the recent times, like the nastiest one being grocinus ing intothe wall and the cars biding, and you know I'm getting on fire. These halos have been so muchprotective because a they're top of the line again becausethis is f one and now the safety standards are just off the limit so much so that, even though the carran through the barrier, the Higos, what protected him and I'm of theopinion and pretty sure that if it wasn't for Halo, sadly Rosan wouldn'thave been with us so so helas definitely been a good safety additionto the sport, and so if there are any speculations within the drivers, whosaid we don't need this. Why do we have this? I think everyone's of the opinionthat this has been time and again, very effective in either saving lives orpreventing ings, so yeah the three wrong thing. While you may think it'saffecting visibility for a drivers,...

...it's like it's a life saver out there.Actually it doesn't affect the visibility that match it doesn't yeah,because basically the way are ice work. Since we see the equal amount from bothour eyes, it kind of cancels it out since it's at the center of our eyes,so it doesn't affect the drivers as muchand they get kind of used to it and the protection that it provides. Yeah prose.You know really out with the cons. True True Yeah, and that's why it's. I thinkit's going to be like a permanent thing now going ahead. Yeah for sure, by theway, have you ever wondered? Do these cars have a clutch and if they do how?How are these drivers sort of pressing the clutch every single time and theamount of UPSIT and down shits? They do all right. Let me answer that, for you,there is a clutch to begin with on the car, but the clutch is only used whenthe car needs to start from a stane still position. So if it's sort of runoff the dragonite and it's come to a stand still and we need to go for aneutral to first gear or during restart or during any other time, when it'sgoing from stand still, but every other time Fulech. Never gets pressed becauseit's a dual clud system and the UPSHI and the down shift Paddellautomatically take care of the clutching mechanism on the backhand, sothe drivers don't have to worry much about pressing that lurch every cornerat every time they they up shift the DON shift. But speaking of the staringwheels are an. I can never get my head around all these new colorful buttonson their yeah, the pritties look like a control for aspaceship right yeah. I guess so that's why they call fancy the OIT yeah pretty much. These sterting meals themselves causelike hundreds of thousands of dollars. They are pretty much. You know,computers on their own, because basically the amount of stuffthat they control in the card is insane they're, really complex and like theyhave a lot of partins like to call out a few. They have this button for radio.They have this Patton for a pit limiter which restricts the speed in pilenes.They have this another button, basically for water, and this this really funny cliffof Jimmy Riken. If you've heard El ask him, it has to be yeah. I think it isfrom two thousand and nineteen. If I'm not wrong, I think what happened was that Frarimistakenly forgot to connect his water bottle, so essentially he was not ableto drink any more to throughout the race and yeah. He was certainly pissedoff it's a good Bakir like you will haveyou will not have the word, will what you will not go yeah. This is, I think, one of the gemsthat Gimmy has given us in recent times. anyways talking about the other buttonsthat are present on the staring wheel. You might have heard a lot of timesthat engineers come over the radio and give instructions to driver somethinglike Strat, even position to or something like that. These things arebasically small route dials on the steering wheel and they control theengine. Moods of the cart engine Mons are nothing but different, presets that are selectedfor different kinds of performance, because these teams are not alwaysrunning the engines at the highest performance through the whole race,though it has changed now I in the...

...recent times, because if I has kind ofclamped down on that, because teams which rolled better off like Morcieucould really dial up their engine into a hundred percent in you know smallpatches, where they really needed it. What they used to call as party mood, so they have kind of restricted that abit now, teams can only set the engine to a lur mode and that to only when thehealth of the engine is in question. Otherwise you cannot use differentengine mods, but in all honesty it hasn't given thesame effect that, if I hoped for the team that actually benefited the most out of this wasMercedis because they pretty much are now running the engine at a hundredperson performance pretty much for the whole trees. Well Fox. Now, if you her change to x, more, do why it's stilljogging to me, but you know, if someone's going to rotate some buttonsand push something on the staring wheel which is going to make some changes to.I, and another thing that I wanted to mention about the steering wheels isthat if you have noticed that whenever these drivers are getting in or gettingout of their cars, they have to actually detach the tar in wheels whiledoing that yeah, because these cockpits that they sit in are so narrow, andthere is so little tance of that that if they did not real remy, staringmusic cannot get out as a car. And another thing is that these H F, I basically mandates thatyou should be able to get out of the card within a couple of seconds interms of an incident tacklers. So yeah these wheels are like quick les, andyou know the drivers can essentially get out quickly. Yeah does is theresany other tech terminologies come to mind. That would have miss sir. I can.I can think of no nothing really comes to my mind assuch. I think yeah listeners, if there's anythingthat we probably missed or there's some particular topic related totechnologies and term knowledges, that you want us to elaborate further on onin a follow episode. Please write to US and yeah. We would love to talk alittle bit more about that anyways. Moving on to the other topic,that is, of penalties so, depending on the kindof violations that these drivers commit, other a different kind of penaltiesthat are afforded to these drivers. What fi is most net picky about is asafety and they absolutely bring down the hammer on any driver which makesany violation in regards to safety, so drivers have to abide by those rules.The worst kind of the penalty that is generally given is a stopping gopenalty, and in that you essentially have to get to the pit box. Wait at the pit stop for the amount ofseconds that are included for the penalty and during that time newmechanic can work on the car and even after use of your penalty, you have toget out of the pit works. You cannot peak any changes to the car. You haveto come back into the pit or I correct me if I'm wrong again but like if theystill want to do tired, like any changes, it will have to be afterthey've served their top and go right or they just can't Yep Yep yeah. Theyhave to come like go out on the track and come back again into the pit lane.If they want to change anything in the car, though other types of penalties arelike are given out the five second and ten second penalties. In those cases, mechanics can work onthe cars, but that's only after they...

...have served the penalty. Another thingto notice that you have about two to three laps withinwhich you have to get to the pit box to serve the penalty, because otherwisemore penalties will be given to the driver and yeah. That's just going toget worse. I remember that there was this race- I don't remember when orwhere, but a shoemaker was like leading the race and towards the end of therace. When there were, I think two laps remaining. He was given a penalty, astopping go penalty as she had to serve and basically what he did was duringthe last lap, he entered the pitle serve his penalty and since the pit boxor Larry was at the very end of the pit lane, the start finish line was likebefore the pet boxer. He finished the rees in the pit lane and came in firstwithout serving the penalty that S. that's a that's probably one of theonly weird endings yeah, there's the clam down in that rule. Now, obviouslyyeah they have closed that loophole. Now, then, you also have your othertypes of penalties like fines, which are generally, you know, put on theteams themselves, but sometimes they are also given to drivers for onsportsmen like behavior. So, and apart from that, you also have these penaltypoints, which kind of a similar to what we have an Atalina like if you commitany violations which affect the safety of the other drivers and yourselfyou're, given these penalty points of which kind of accumulate and if, likeyour penalty, prints cross a certain limit, which is, I think, around ten ortwelve, you cannot participate in one one or two upcoming races, yeah, andthis is like a super license. It like it's, not the usual license that allowsyou to it's. Only for the reason I can. I know like, as we've called the oldMax Hart ated, I think earlier on in his career. He was accumulating some ofthese points to an to an extent that there would have been a scenario if youwould have gone into like maybe one or two more incidents and with em yeah yeah. I remember that all right folks, that was yet anotherepisode from Fan, fiction or F on Fan Fiction. However, you want to call usyou can listen to us on any of your favorite streaming platforms. Ourwebsite is now live again. That's if one fan fictional and you can reach outto us on contact us at the rate. F Fan Fiction Com feel free to. Let us knowhow you found this F, one o one episode and if you'd want us to do more ofthings similar to this and not just waste weekend, if there are any termsin terminologies or any concepts that you would want us to cover reach out tous set contact us at the rate. If one fan fiction com, you can also find uson instagram and twitter or hand Alis at the rate. If one fan fiction Tom andinteract with us out, there also follow us for more content there until nextepisode. These are your host signing off a by a e.

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