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Feature: Five Things to Watch in Mugello

September 9, 2020
2020
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Get up to speed with the newest addition to the F1 calendar!

It’s been a while since Formula 1 headed to a brand-new race venue – and few could be more challenging than Mugello!

As our boys continue to learn the track in the RP20, we’ve got the inside line on the work ahead for the team. So, settle in and impress your friends with our five key talking points for the Mugello weekend.

Triple Threat

Mugello is the first triple-header on this year’s Formula 1 calendar to feature three different tracks!

This eliminates a key benefit of the previous two trios, which included double-headers in Austria and Great Britain – allowing teams to establish a baseline of data between the first and second Grand Prix at the same circuit.

Three races, three sets of unique challenges, and one hard-working race team!

Simulator Season

This is also a brand-new race venue for F1, with the sport having only been to Mugello for testing – most recently for a group test in 2012.

This means the teams are heading into the weekend with limited data, making driver in the loop simulation all the more important, with scanning and mapping helping to create a realistic representation of the circuit.

Faster and Faster

Mugello will be an extreme high-speed challenge, with initial findings suggesting grip-limited cornering speeds to be higher than both Austria and Great Britain and the lowest cornering speed around 120km/h!

Three of a Kind

Mugello is expected to have the high-speed cornering characteristics of Spa and Monza, without the sensitivity to drag.

Being a lower efficiency circuit, drivers will be able to rely on high downforce setups to get the best out of their cars.

Race Against Time

Mugello will put pressure on the teams to learn quickly as they evaluate data during the practice sessions and correlation to pre-event work will be a key focus. It’s a race on and off the track!

Get up to speed with the newest addition to the F1 calendar!

It’s been a while since Formula 1 headed to a brand-new race venue – and few could be more challenging than Mugello!

As our boys continue to learn the track in the RP20, we’ve got the inside line on the work ahead for the team. So, settle in and impress your friends with our five key talking points for the Mugello weekend.

Triple Threat

Mugello is the first triple-header on this year’s Formula 1 calendar to feature three different tracks!

This eliminates a key benefit of the previous two trios, which included double-headers in Austria and Great Britain – allowing teams to establish a baseline of data between the first and second Grand Prix at the same circuit.

Three races, three sets of unique challenges, and one hard-working race team!

Simulator Season

This is also a brand-new race venue for F1, with the sport having only been to Mugello for testing – most recently for a group test in 2012.

This means the teams are heading into the weekend with limited data, making driver in the loop simulation all the more important, with scanning and mapping helping to create a realistic representation of the circuit.

Faster and Faster

Mugello will be an extreme high-speed challenge, with initial findings suggesting grip-limited cornering speeds to be higher than both Austria and Great Britain and the lowest cornering speed around 120km/h!

Three of a Kind

Mugello is expected to have the high-speed cornering characteristics of Spa and Monza, without the sensitivity to drag.

Being a lower efficiency circuit, drivers will be able to rely on high downforce setups to get the best out of their cars.

Race Against Time

Mugello will put pressure on the teams to learn quickly as they evaluate data during the practice sessions and correlation to pre-event work will be a key focus. It’s a race on and off the track!

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