PARIS - Fifty years after Bruce McLaren launched his Formula One racing team, the McLaren Group revives the founderís ideal of combining sportsmanship with strong engineering practice and technical expertise.
The 2013 F1 Season, which began on March 17 in Melbourne and ends on November 24 at Interlagos, will fuel your fascination and excitement.
The sound of F1 cars is iconic and contributes largely to the appeal, the atmosphere and even the perception of speed. A Grand Prix would not be as intense if there was no crescendo of engine sound before the red lights go out.
In sharp contrast, the McLaren Technology Center in Woking, UK spreads calm and serenity, exemplifying the quiet confidence gained throughout the years. Like McLarenís cars, nothing at its technology center is coincidental. Precision is a key word.
The first part of this two-part series will guide you through this inspirational environment that delivers technological excellence.
The last slide is very interesting. I have learned that a race car requires quite a number of MCUs. What I didn't know is McLaren would have their own electronics and component manufacturing. Given so, I assume they have their R&D in control and algorithm development.
A very interesting article! Thanks Anne-Francoise.
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