Your next tire change could be performed by a robot

Your next tire change could be performed by a robot
Waiting in a service station waiting room purgatory one day, Victor Darolfi had a simple thought. “I sat at America’s Tires for three hours and thought, hey, we use robots to put tires on at the factory,” the founder explains. “Why don’t we bring robots into the service industry?” The notion was the first seed ...

Teams urge FIA to properly police staff rotation

The focus on team co-operation has been thrust back into the spotlight with Racing Point having taken inspiration from Mercedes’ design to create its RP20.But while there are no suggestions that the team has breached the rules with its car, the Silverstone-based outfit says it is actually concerned about other teams going beyond what is ...

Teams open to further cut in test days but drivers are sceptical | 2020 F1 season

F1 has cut testing from eight days to six this year but while some teams believe it could be reduced further their drivers aren’t entirely keen on the idea. Source: F1 Fanatic

Electrification complicating Honda's Red Bull contract talks

Global car manufacturers are facing tough business conditions because of regulatory clampdowns on the number and type of petrol and diesel cars they can sell.The legislation is forcing them to embark on a push towards electric vehicles where the investment required is huge and profit margins are much less.The situation is further complicated by governments ...

Latifi: Not all problems solved at Williams

Williams had a generally promising first test with the new FW43 in Barcelona last week, although Latifi lost valuable track time with a Mercedes engine issue on Friday.The Canadian rookie acknowledged that the Grove team has made a significant step since its disastrous start to the 2019 season, but he cautioned that more work has ...

F1's US expansion "clearly taking longer than we hoped"

Since its takeover of F1 in 2017, Liberty Media has been eager to grow the series in the United States, with plans for a grand prix in Miami being worked on over the past two years.Opposition has led to a number of changes to the proposals. The current plan sees the circuit avoid public roads around ...

DAS debut left Mercedes' F1 rivals "wide-eyed"

Mercedes sparked intrigue through the paddock when footage emerged of Lewis Hamilton adjusting the toe angle of his front wheels by pulling his steering wheel towards himself in the cockpit.While the system has been deemed safe and legal by the FIA under the technical regulations, it may be challenged under the parc ferme rules that ...

Ferrari still prepared to use team orders despite granting drivers equal status | 2020 F1 season

Ferrari’s change in policy regarding its two drivers this year does not mean the team has ruled out using team orders on Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc. Source: F1 Fanatic

Debris suspected as cause of puncture which triggered fatal F2 crash | Formula 2

Debris from a first-lap collision has emerged as the likely cause of the puncture which triggered last year’s Formula 2 crash at Spa, which claimed the life of Anthonie Hubert. Source: F1 Fanatic

What happens if a pandemic hits?

What happens if a Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic hits? It’s time to at least start asking that question. What will the repercussions be, if the virus spreads worldwide? How will it change how we live, work, socialize, and travel? Don’t get all disaster-movie here. Some people seem to have the notion that a pandemic will mean ...