Johnny Herbert: 10 things you didn’t know about F1 drivers
And the job is never far away. On a holiday beach in the Maldives a sudden brainwave has him reaching for paper and pencil.
His book, titled How to Build a Car, is designed to look like a workshop manual. It contains diagrams of aerodynamic flow, which is his speciality. When he drove it, you knew it was being bullied into submission.
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You knew he was giving his best. In the light of recent events his verdict on Lewis Hamilton, with whom he worked at McLaren, is interesting.
Aytron Senna – Inside the Mind of a Champion
Many of those who pick up this book will turn straight to the passages dealing with the early weeks of the season. They will be looking for fresh information or insights from the man who designed the difficult Williams FW16 that Ayrton Senna drove during his three races with the team. A popular theory suggested the Brazilian lost control when the shaft broke at the improvised weld, or that it fractured after the car had started to break away, leaving the driver helpless.
Newey agonises over the possibility but eventually discounts it. By the time they got to Imola he had figured out what the problem was but solving it required more work, first in the wind tunnel and then in manufacturing new parts.
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Newey is the most successful F1 designer in history but it is three years since one of his cars won a world championship. During a race, the average heart rate for an F1 driver is beats per minute, nearly three times the resting heartbeat of a professional sprinter.
Of course, with every new F1 season, the need to attain nearphysical perfection becomes greater — and as the reigning champion, Lewis Hamilton must be ready to see off the challenge of exceptional drivers like Rosberg, already 43 points ahead of him, and Sebastian Vettel. So I want that for the fans, because ultimately I have always been a fan of the sport and still am today.
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