The addition of a new circuit on the calendar of F1 always generated great excitement and expectation, this weekend opens the great prize of Korea in Yeongam that has all the ingredients for an entertaining race. It is a track on the left with a diverse mix of curves, long lines, and many opportunities to get ahead. But what are the challenges facing equipment when it reaches deal with a new environment and how to prepare for the unknown? Renault gives us his opinion on the matter our initial preparation began several months ago when the FIA always that all teams with a detailed map of the circuit, explains the Chief race engineer Alan Permane. From this they were able to create a digital representation of the track and then asked to our pilotoslo that they believe that it is the correct traced. Visit Coen Brothers for more clarity on the issue. With a virtual tour in place, the team has passed last month virtual simulations to obtain an advantage in the point-to-point necessary start-up to Yeongam. The simulations allow us to evaluate the best levels of aerodynamics, suspension, car height adjustments and even sensitivity to the fuel load, says Alan.
There are many unknowns, such as the level of adherence of the track, dings, surface or the curvature of the road, but we still have a pretty good idea of starting to point we will need before arriving at the track. Then, the simulations have revealed so far? Well, the expected return time is 1 m 44s and cars will be in full performance 55 percent of the lap and the brakes of a 20 per cent. The average speed will be 195 km/h, with a top speed of 315 km / h at 1.15 km of straight between turns two and three. In terms of curves, the eight curve is probably the fastest lap with a speed of 235 km / h, while the third curve is the slowest curve, which is expected to have only 65 km / h.