I'm sure it's a bit more complicated than that, they have steering angle sensors, rate gyros, accelerometers, vehicle speed, etc. A system based solely on accelerator inputs wouldn't give full observability of the vehicle's position dynamics.Lmao @ Honda!
At some stage during Q3, Alonso yelled had no power, and that was because he had taken pouhon flat out (...pause to let that sink in...), so his computer didn't know the corner had already been taken and energy deployment should begin.
So his computer calculates where he is on track by the number of times he lifted the throttle.
That's a really lousy system if you ask me! What would the system do when he gets brake checked like Kimi was by Max last year? Think the chicane is in the middle of the straight??
Whatever it was, it failed, didn't deploy the charge and might have cost Alonso a position in Q3.I'm sure it's a bit more complicated than that, they have steering angle sensors, rate gyros, accelerometers, vehicle speed, etc. A system based solely on accelerator inputs wouldn't give full observability of the vehicle's position dynamics.
i don't know what the amounts are that are payed out, but financially, it might be better to finish 5th with 1 point behind, than to finish 4th with 100 points in frontReigning World Champions Mercedes' entry fee for the 2016 season is almost $5 million, as a result of its success in the 2015 campaign.
Prior to the start of 2013, an amended system mandated every team to pay a flat entry fee of $516,128 ? indexed by the US CPI [Consumer Price Index] ? in addition to a sliding scale depending on its success in the previous Formula 1 season.
The Constructors' Champions must pay $6,194 for every point scored, with the other teams having to hand over $5,161 per point.
That means Mercedes, which accrued 703 points as it retained both Drivers' and Constructors' trophies in 2015, had to pay $4,870,510 by November 30.