New Brawn 2021 F1 Season Begins
The Brawn 2021 F1 season has been underway for some time now and it looks to be shaping up to be a great competition. Each race in the season provides an opportunity to see some new race car technology being used, with some old favorites receiving an upgrade as well. With Mercedes Benz leading the way with several new technologies, we can look forward to great race craft in future years. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the advancements you can expect to see this season:
Electronic Engine Management – This system allows a team to pre-set settings for their engine speed and other variables that need to be monitored while on track. This allows engineers to fine tune a car without having to spend a great deal of time away from the booth, as is often required. Ease of use is also a key factor with the new system. It just makes more sense to have everything already pre-determined when you’re standing on the track, rather than needing to work around the engine all afternoon.
Advancement in Vehicle Stability Assist – The concept of auto pilot was introduced in 2021, but it was years before it became a common feature in modern day Formula One cars. Now, teams are integrating this technology into their cars. This feature uses a complex network of sensors to help control the stability of the car throughout a race. If there is a problem, the team does not risk losing control of the vehicle, which is a constant reminder of how important it is to stay out of those accidents.
The Brawn Team Racing Hoods – The new design uses a number of high-tech features that work in harmony with the new aerodynamics of the cars. It is both sleek and aggressive. The new hoods are made of carbon fiber, which is lighter than even aluminum and yet stronger. The new hoods are lightweight but strong – able to carry a considerable amount of weight on its own. Also new are the projector headlights that use less fuel than the traditional ones.
The Brawn Team Brakes – The brakes have undergone some serious changes. The new Brembo brakes have two brake calipers, rather than the previous one. This improves braking performance considerably, especially when slowing down. New for this season is the brake cooling system, which has been improved by two steps. The first step involves the installation of air vents at the brake calipers. The second step is the installation of a heat exchanger, which takes the chill air from under the brakes and channels it away from the brakes.
Sponsorships and Races – Brawn has long been a team sponsor of Formula One racing events, and it is happy to continue with this strategy for the 2021 season. This year, Brawn will have three full-time team sponsors, which include Pirelli, whose logos will be on the roof of the cars. Additionally, there are nine main race sponsors to choose from, which includes a variety of companies that provide support for Brawn, such as engineering companies, powertrain specialists, and brake specialist suppliers.
The Engine – The new Mercedes-Benz E Class model is expected to feature a completely new engine. In addition to introducing new technology, the new engine has an optimized combustion zone, which Brawn claims will enable the engine to produce more power and a better fuel efficiency ratio. Brawn has also developed a further innovation with the introduction of the Variable Valve Timing and Lift system, which allows the engine to vary its opening and closing times depending on the driver’s driving style. Each driver will have access to up to five additional settings, which will allow him or her to tailor the way the engine works.
The Brawn Team Car Pack – The new Brawn Pack comes as part of the auto car set. For the first time, drivers will be able to buy new Brawn accessories, such as seat covers and interior trims, which can also be used in the race car. This new development means that drivers can design their car in the same way as their real car. Brawn has also developed a number of tools and gadgets that are already being used in the real world, which will help create new ideas for designing and engineering. For instance, the carbon fiber body kit helps to reduce the air drag, which reduces overall weight, the high speed running gear helps to create down force, and the new strut bars and Brembo steering accessories help to improve overall control.