Air Kraft: DTM preview
Audi, Mercedes and BMW are going racing, and whoever has the cleverest wings, wins
Posted: 15 Mar 2012
There's other deliciously trick stuff as well. All the cars are fitted with a brake cooling system, so when the driver comes into the pits for a tyre change, they can press a button on the steering wheel that dumps water onto the brake disc, as they are no longer being cooled by air alone.
Quite how the drivers know where their pit box is is another matter - even the seating position bears no resemblance to the road-going version. You sit so low and so far back that the view out of the windscreen is mostly sky, and getting in involves a level of gymnastic ability that Beth Tweddle would be proud of. Paffett has concerns about his lack of vision: "It's worse this year because you're more enclosed. We haven't done any mirror work yet, but it's definitely trickier to see out of." Sorry - mirror work? Yep, even the mirrors on a DTM need setting up.