Motorsport glossary

astrosurf

To prevent the driver benefits from a corner and uses the run-off, within certain curves is covered with Astroturf, red artificial turf.

lighting system

4 colors of traffic lights (red, yellow, green and blue) that allow the track direction of transmitting information to pilots.
They replace the flags waved by marshals on a conventional circuit and ensure better responsiveness track teams.

pit lane

Pit lane, lane changes equipment, refueling area for mechanics and their equipment.

tecPro High Speed Barriers

Flexible polyethylene blocks that line the safety rails, replacing the old tire walls.
The innovation of the system is its ability to absorb impact energy to cushion the possible impact suffered by the driver.

telemetry

Closed space, glazed and soundproofed reserved for engineers. Each technique pit includes 10 flat screens relaying images of the stable of cars and the 32 measures proposed by the time keeping (lap times, three instantaneous speeds ...) . information about each vehicle are reserved for his stable, to respect the confidentiality of performance. A direct connection to weather screen with the control tower at Le Castellet International Airport, provides information on speed, strength and direction of wind, temperature, atmospheric pressure with updated information every 3 hours.

track Video Control Room

Decision Center Management track, computerized and equipped with 34 monitors and 2 giant screens, which brings together all the control and safety parameters. The direction of track is in radio contact with all the teams in the league (rescue teams and medical staff).

technical control

A pit equipped with a balance F1.