Mercedes W13 Hamilton with sensors for data collection during Australian GP

During the Australian Grand Prix last weekend, Mercedes fitted sensors to Louis Hamilton’s car. Strategy Director James Walls says in the conversation Dutch branch of Motorsport.comதேர்வு The choice for this is unusual, but necessary according to the CEO.

Generally, according to Walls, placing sensors in a car before racing is not considered, but in this case it is necessary. Mercedes used sensors to gather additional information about the W13’s issues. “You know what’s going on. But this is definitely not a normal year. The car is already very heavy,” the Englishman pointed out the new technical regulations.

Hamilton drove through sensors in a car heavier than George Russell, but according to Walls it’s not so crazy: ‘How does it work with two cars, they are made up of thousands of parts, especially a car for George or Lewis. . Not all things like this have the same weight. There will always be a certain variation in weight. Showed that the weight difference in FIA weight was only a few grams.

Despite the additional data, Mercedes did not find a quick fix to the W13 issues

Mercedes has collected the required data through sensors, but it does not provide a quick fix to the problems. Wales: ‘It’s not like you suddenly find something that turns everything upside down and settles in a single race. But it also gives us information and knowledge about what we need to do in the future, ”concludes the Mercedes CEO.

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