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Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 February, 2004, 13:42 GMT
Electronics
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ELECTRONICS

F1 cars are so high-tech that they cannot operate without state-of-the art, computer-controlled electronic systems. These control most parts of the car, including the engine, gearbox and driver-aid systems like traction control and launch control.
 
Electronics audio Mike Gascoyne, Toyota technical director


TRACTION CONTROL

Traction control is an electronically-controlled driver aid that stops the rear wheels spinning, ensuring maximum accleration. Many say it detracts too much from the skill of the driver and makes the cars too easy to drive. Traction control is scheduled to be banned from the British GP
 
Traction control audio Mike Gascoyne, Toyota technical director







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