Isasasa ngemidlalo ye-Formula 1

Lucky Sithole

Kuthiwa izimoto zomjaho wakwa-Mercedes-Benz sezidume nge-Silver Arrows ngenxa yokuthi zazingapendiwe. Babegijima ngombala oyisisekelo wensimbi ukuze bonge isisindo. Imoto okwakukhulunywa ngayo eyakwa-Mercedes-Benz W25 ka-1935!

Le ndaba ingaba inganekwane nje kodwa iyakhombisa ukuthi izimoto ezihamba phambili zomjaho bezilokhu ziseqopheleni eliphezulu ekuthuthukisweni kwezimoto zobuchwepheshe.

Kuhle ukukhumbula ukuthi njengoba abashayeli be-Formula One bengu-20 noma bangu-30 abahamba phambili emhlabeni ngakho-ke amanye amalungu eqembu ahamba phambili emikhakheni yawo kungakhathaliseki ukuthi benza i-electronics wizard, bayapenda, bangochwepheshe be-aerodynamics noma abashintshi bamasondo.

Ngaphandle kokungahloniphi laba bantu akubona abafundi bakho abashintsha uwoyela njenge-VW Polo egugile ebaleni ekhaya.

Kodwa njengoba besemaphethelweni entuthuko yobuchwepheshe kuyaqondakala ukuthi abakwenzi kahle ngaso sonke isikhathi futhi kaningi kuye kwaba nemiphumela ebulalayo neyinhlekelele.

Njengoba kuqala i-Formula One Grand Prix e-Miami kusasele amahora ayishumi nambili ukuthi umdlalo uqale ngo-9.30pm ngesikhathi saseNingizimu Afrika, kuphakama umbuzo othokozisayo.

I-undertray yezimoto ze-F1 zale sizini iwumsebenzi wobuciko wobuchwepheshe. 

Yakhelwe ukuvumela izimoto ukuthi zilandelane eduze. Ngokusebenzisa ama-soundground principals izimoto sezinozinzo ngendlela engapheli noma zisemoyeni osuke udalwa imoyo engaphambili okufakazelwa umjaho othokozisayo novalekile esiwubonile kusukela kuqale isizini.

Ngakho yini engalungile ngalokho?

Uma bekungekona okubucayi kangako bekungaba kuhle kakhulu ukubona iphrojekthi ye-Formula One yenza i-bunny hops ngesivinini esingaphezu kuka-300km/h yehla ngaphambili iqonde kumjikelezo we-Miami Grand Prix. 

Ekukhulumeni okuphambili kwe-Grand Prix kubizwa ngokuthi i-porpoising  mhlawumbe igama elingcono njengoba izimoto zitshuza ziphinde ziphakame zilahlekelwa ziphinde zithole imiphumela yazo njengoba zihamba.

Kuso sonke isikhathi sokuzilolonga izolo bekumangalisa kuphinde kusabisa ukubuka abashayeli benamandla angaphezu kwawemvelo belawula i-snap oversteer njengoba izimoto zixoxisana ngethrekhi enzima futhi encane.

Ingabe lesi kungaba isiphepho esiphelele? Ingabe ama-undertray akhethwe ngendlela ebukeka efanele mhlawumbe njenge-Spa-Francorchamps? Mangaki amafulegi aphuzi noma abomvu umuntu angawalindela kwi-Grand Prix namuhla ebusuku?

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