Recently we got an encouragement to make a beeline for Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom to visit one of the top performing F1 hustling groups. Being a returning enthusiast of the F1 this resembled being a child in a sweets store. Really awful there was an exacting no photography strategy at Red Bull Racing yet we immediately realized why this was completely understandable.
Starting off in the workshop we get a harsh introduction of Red Bull Racing, its set of experiences and their method of getting things done. Despite the fact that we discover that there are approximately 800 individuals working there, it seems like a little family. A task as well as ‘a method of life’ as they call it themselves. Insane to acknowledge it takes that numerous individuals to race two vehicles around a circuit. Having experienced all means, from plan to assembling right to really going to the track, it’s time to see it all.
Just as in any watchmaking company the security level is high and individuals just approach the regions where they should be. Getting going at the workplaces we see Christian Horner, since the age of 31, approaching his day by day work. Running his work like in some other company. Having an office work from Monday to Friday yet going through the end of the week on the track during race ends of the week. Since the time he was selected as group commander, Red Bull Racing has filled in size and success.
From paper to the track
Adrean Newey, CTO, sits in the following office and still plans by hand as we are told. Later on these drawings are then moved from paper into the computer where they are prototyped and tried before really being utilized on a track. From where we are standing we investigate a small bunch of work areas. Yet, when we walk further we see a perpetual measure of working spaces. There are effectively 100 individuals working here. Very stunning to see. Every one of them gathered into a particular mastery. On a little showcase we see specialities like optimal design, gears, suspension, R&D, materials, air stream examination, race designing hardware, composite, arranging, reproduction, vehicle execution, etc. We see numerous screens showing 3D demonstrating work. On one it would appear that a back diffusor where minuscule changes are being made. Here we additionally discover that the air stream is 20min away and not on-site.
Next stop is the hardware workshop. Components are planned and fabricated here. All groups utilize a normalized and from that point they planned around it. On the work areas beneath us we perceive how links are being gathered. Each explicitly produced to a specific race as the specialized drawings have a specific track on them. Contingent upon the track diverse wiring is utilized. There can be up to 150 unique sensors on a vehicle during the Friday testing to gather however much information as could reasonably be expected. This sum is cut down later for weight purposes.
As there is a breaking point to the measure of individuals that are permitted at the track. Red Bull Racing has the AT&T tasks room where additional folks can uphold them off-site. Information from the track is moved continuous to the activity room where all information is investigated and communicated. It would seem that a mission control focus as you’ve most likely seen from NASA. On a colossal video divider there are video transfers from the carport and the control place. Accurate situation on the track is appeared just as unlimited measures of live data.
How paint weight matters
In Formula 1 everything is done at the most extreme accuracy. In any event, with regards to paint. Aside from the need to have a steady looks and feel the vehicle is intended to be thoroughly smooth. That is the reason all logo’s are painted on making a thoroughly smooth surface as this is an imperative job to greatest execution. Moreover the heaviness of the paint utilized is diminished to irrefutably the base. It’s smarter to place that load to use in different territories like strength or streamlined features. Where many would abstain from doing as such, logo tones are marginally off from true marking to make the vehicle and logo look as great as conceivable on the whole conditions.
New parts are being made with the assistance of 3D printing which is likewise called quick prototyping. It’s another and advantageous method of making components for testing. Indeed, even the most complicated parts can be made in one single cycle. Laser connects with a fluid sap which turns strong. After each progression the component is dropped and the interaction is rehashed until it is ready.
Last step is the trying of the last vehicle in the air stream. For this they utilize a model that is generally at a 60% scale. By diminishing everything the absolute expenses are fundamentally less yet getting significant test results.
We discover our way to the assembling building and get going at composites. Development of parts begins with tar forms that are utilized for creation groups. Where everything in F1 is hey tech, modest hairdryers are utilized for warming the carbon layers to find a way into the molds. Layers are stacked and in a pressing factor chamber air is sucked out and the parts is compressed and warmed for wrapping up. Generally 10.000 components are delivered yearly in carbon and Rohacell.
Performance watch and vehicle making
In the metal workshop we see test parts in different materials. Aside from the standard aluminum, steel and titanium they likewise use Densamet. This amazingly substantial metal is utilized to add weight to meet the authority guidelines as there is a base load for the vehicle. Machining of the relative multitude of metal parts is done similarly as you will find in any watch manufactory. Interminable processing machines are cutting parts. The lone distinction is that these are enormous compared to the ones utilized in watch making.
We visit for a while at the Hall of popularity where the entirety of the Red Bull Racing vehicles are in plain view. All acknowledge one, as fast saw by one of us. Obviously vehicles are as yet utilized for show purposes. Having all vehicles arranged it’s clear to perceive how they advanced box time and acclimated to the always showing signs of change regulations.
We get back to the carport and pitstop proving ground. Here we discover that every one of the specialists have explicit physical science. Working the back jack is finished by the long person. For the changing of the wheels you need strength and force. Working the wheel firearm expects you to be little. Also, working the front jack is finished by the one with the greatest balls we are told. Similarly as in top of the line watchmaking where all the work is being finished by a similar watch creator, in F1 similar mechanics work on either Max’s vehicle or Daniel’s car.
Back at the workshop the unique Red Bull Racing releases of TAG Heuer are introduced. To praise the organization’s subsequent year, TAG Heuer has delivered the Carrera Heuer-01 chronograph. This 45 mm steel chronograph bears the team’s colors in red and 12 PM blue with a blue skeleton dial and sapphire case-back, bearing the Red Bull Racing Team’s logo. Accessible in two forms either with a steel wristband or on a blue calfskin lash with red sewing, looking like a dashing vehicle seat.
References CAR2A1K.BA0703 – Steel wristband/ CAR2A1N.FT6100 – Leather/elastic strap
- Movement Caliber Heuer-01 Automatic Manufacture Chronograph
- Case 45 mm width in brushed steel.
- Blue artistic bezel with tachymeter scale
- Domed sapphire precious stone with hostile to intelligent covering on both sides
- Steel and elastic crown at 3 o’clock
- Steel chronograph press catches at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock.
- Sapphire case-back for the steel chronograph, with exceptional Red Bull Racing Team engraving
- Dial Blue skeleton dial
- Blue rib with 60-second scale
- Chronograph moment counter at 12 o’clock with snailed ring and red lacquered hand
- Chronograph hour counter at 6 o’clock with snailed ring and red lacquered hand
- Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock with snailed ring and cleaned, rhodium-plated hand
- Rhodium-plated numerals
- Rhodium-plated hour and moment hands and files with white Super-LumiNova®
- Red little seconds hand
- Polished rhodium-plated “TAG Heuer” logo at 3 o’clock
- Date window at 3.30
- Water-obstruction 100 metres
- Bracelet H-connect steel wristband or blue calfskin and dark elastic tie with dashing vehicle seat effect.
- Steel deployant clasp with wellbeing press fastens and TAG Heuer logo.
Sales cost € 5.400,- with tempered steel tie and € 5.250,- on calf cowhide strap.
Photos © TAG Heuer/Red Bull Racing.