Friday, September 25, 2009

The Anatomy of a Crash Barrier

The cars take a sharp left hand turn into Turn 18. Just in case anything goes wrong, these things are waiting. They look plastic, but if you notice where the red parts are, you will find that each have been strategically placed in order to minimise impact going into the turn. Turn 18 is particularly interesting because it has an overpass right on the turn. This means that, should there be wet weather, this turn will become even more challenging, with the track changing from a wet track, to a dry track and back to wet track when they pass through.

These cars have an average speed around this track of 180km/hr. Unbelievable, huh?

They take the corners in 2nd gear.

Cars take Raffles Boulevard at between 280km - 300km per hour, being the fastest part of the track.


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