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Tech: F1 Telemetry

A host of electronic devices, including ECU (Engine Control Unit or as some people call it Electronic Control Unit) which transmits specific data, for example measurements, but not only, to a remote site, in F1 case, to pit wall and pit...
Imagine if Diego Maradona, when arriving in Europe in the 1980s, signed not for Barcelona but for Norwich City, turning them into championship contenders for several seasons. A little far-fetched? Perhaps. But it is a pretty solid analogy for what...
In sharp contrast to previous years, the Formula 1 "close season" has been very much longer this winter, stretching from Kyalami in mid-October 1983 until the Brazilian Grand Prix opened the 1984 season on March 25th. In the past...
Competing in only his third race for the British team - a partnership which was expected to see Senna add to his tally of 41 grands prix victories and three world titles - the Brazilian unaccountably speared off at...
On 28th April 1994, in Padua – Italy, after more than  a year of   planning and projects,  an  agreement  for  the construction  of a series of bicycles  bearing  the name SENNA was concluded  just a few days  before...
By mid-1993 the McLaren Formula 1 team was in bad shape. Their immensely successful partnership with Honda had ended in 1992 due to an economic recession, and with it their competitiveness waned. Forced to use the inferior Ford HBD...
Captain Owen O'Mahony watched the grand prix on the little television in the office at Forli airport, a few miles from the circuit at Imola. Outside, his boss's jet, a British Aerospace 125, lay on the tarmac, fuelled and...
When they came to erect a memorial to Ayrton Senna opposite the place where he died, the people of Imola settled on a statue that showed him not in a moment of triumph on the podium at a circuit...
September 1998 "McLaren were very good to me," Berger said, "and I would say that Ron Dennis and I were friends, and still are. But he never realised that his team was built completely around Senna. He accepted anything from...
One of the first stories written on Calibre 11 back in 2009 was an overview of the Senna TAG Heuer Limited Editions, a post that is still popular, no doubt thanks to the renewed interest in Senna’s life and...