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Lewis Hamilton on telemetry differentials (video)

by | 3rd, September 2012

LEWIS Hamilton crashed out of the Belgian Grand Prix and burned on Twitter. The F1 driver tweeted a photo of the telemetry used by McLaren engineers to compare the fastest laps of Button and Hamilton during qualifying. Hamilton removed it from twitter but McLaren’s rival can still see it on his Instagram account.

McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe told media:

“The actual mistake that Lewis made, which he understands, is that he didn’t really appreciate the nature of that information. The engineers don’t like to see that because we spend our lives trying to keep things like that secret. So it is more what it represents.”

We’ve studied the telemetry data and it suggests that Hamilton is doing his best to make the esoteric and dull more interesting.

In the spirit of Lewis’s drive to educate, we now present a video on how differentials work:



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