Williams Telemetry
December 12, 2003 1:38 PM   Subscribe

Back seat driver? Next time you get to drive a Williams F1 BMW around Indianapolis, you will want to know how to do it right. Thanks to the onboard telemetry spy system you can see how Ralf Schumacher tachs to 19000 rpm as he shifts up to 4th and reaches 333 kph on the straightaway, as recorded on the telemetry display (SWF). Compare with other tracks.

Can't get to the track? Drive your phone.
posted by Geo (6 comments total)
What's so amazing to me is how much the carbon fiber brakes have developed in the last five years. Watching them decelerate from 340 kph down to 100 kph is awe inspiring.
posted by machaus at 1:46 PM on December 12, 2003

I hate to think what that would do to my stomach. Meanwhile, you can see the G Forces from your own car’s acceleration and deceleration. Put this toy on my Christmas list.
posted by Geo at 1:53 PM on December 12, 2003

Did you guys catch Michael Schumacher race the Ferrari 2003-GA against the Eurofighter yesterday? It's amazing, I am willing to guess that if the track wasn't wet it would have been 2-1 in favour of Micheal rather than the other way around.
Here's a DivX clip of the drag race.
posted by riffola at 3:00 PM on December 12, 2003

you will want to know how to do it right ... Ralf Schumacher

So do you want to know how to do it right or not?

Oh, and this page has a video of Patrick Carpentier racing his ChampCar against an F-18 Hornet.
posted by gyc at 6:21 PM on December 12, 2003

Automobile brakes inspire awe these days?
posted by xmutex at 7:21 PM on December 12, 2003

"...know how to do it right..."

Would that include spelling it km/h instead of kph?

First ever metric nazi?

posted by spazzm at 12:32 AM on December 13, 2003

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