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Formula 1 cars are extremely sensitive machines and like any petrol-powered car, they cars can stall. Given F1 cars don’t have a starter motor and they are not allowed to be assisted on track, stalling on the start line or after a spin can mean your race is over.

So today’s F1 cars have an intelligent system built in to prevent stalling, called anti-stall.

If the revs drop too low, the onboard computer triggers the anti-stall which automatically engages the clutch to prevent the car from stalling. Giving the driver a chance to keep the engine running and remain in the race. Although, in any scenario where anti-stall has been deployed, the driver is going to have a lot of catching up to do. 

Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan