Eau Rouge (Spa Francorchamps), Massenet & Casino (Monaco) and Becketts (Silverstone). In Talking Telemetry Vodafone McLaren Mercedes’ engineers talk you through some of the best circuit corners in the world using exclusive telemetry traces.
Eau Rouge (Spa Francorchamps)
“Eau Rouge is a big corner and extremely high-g – that’s why the drivers love it. The car does get quite loaded vertically – so it’s a bit of a challenge to set it up in terms of the suspension travel because the compression at the bottom of the hill is quite severe and you get a lot of travel.
Massenet & Casino (Monaco)
“Massenet [the left-hander] is actually quite a technical corner. Under braking, there is quite a tough bump so the car goes light just as you’re at the top of the hill and about to turn in. You also have to be quite careful on the brakes – there are variable lines that you can take through there.
“An excellent series of corners. Lewis’s approach is to send the car in as fast as he can, then deal with it later. If he’s got the grip, he’s away; if he hasn’t, he’s got the talent to deal with it. It’s a win-win situation for him.
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