At this stage you are an extraordinary expert in everything related to wheels, steering wheels, speed, security… In fact, you could exchange with any of the pilots because your knowledge about World Series Formula V8 is brilliant. But there are a few little things that you still don’t know.
That is why we took Pablo Martino (Category Manager of RPM Racing) to give you a ‘master-class’. His job in World Series Formula V8 is about the relationships between the organization and the teams but, in this case, he escaped a few minutes from his main responsibility to explain us the similarities between a F1 car and a FV8 car. He sums up them in four reasons:
First of all, both cars have an equal aerodynamic system. That means that the downforce is generated by the front wing and the real wheeling by back something that is seen in the little distance existed between the car and the path.
To be continued, the second similarity between a F1 car and a FV8 car are the Michelin tyres. In both categories, drivers needs to control the degradation of these enormous tyres that are designed to be driven at approximately 200 km. Although they are so durable, they need to be changed at least three times per race, something that the drivers have to control while they are competing.
The performance of the brakes are almost identical in both categories. Made by carbon 2 cm they make a similar braking power to F1 in terms of performance.
The last likeness between both cars is the DRS system, a little button that the drivers can activate on the wheels. It is an kind of wing that the drivers can push on to have a bit more of speed. A great advantage in the overtakings.
These are some of the similarities. Can you think of any more?