Saving precious time
Losing time in pit stops can be critical during a close race against rivals. In 2016 Collins Limited were approach by Manor Racing F1 to replace their ageing manual front pit stop jack design to include the latest generation ‘quick drop’ functionality. Starting with a clean sheet of paper, the concept, design, manufacture and physical testing was completed inside six weeks. With sign off completed the pit stop jack was used from the 2016 Hungarian Grand prix onwards.
“Starting with a clean sheet of paper, the concept, design, manufacture and sign off was completed inside six weeks.”
For the 2017 season the team looked to take another step, including a ‘latching’ feature holding the race car up without human effort. Using our first principles approach we were able to add further features whilst keeping costs low, which was very important for the young team.
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