Hydraulics :

F1 hydraulics form part of the ECU (Electronic Control Unit) and control multiple systems including the brakes, power steering, transmission and clutch

They are run by liquid fluids (oil, water, etc.) that build pressure when compression is applied. That pressure then performs specific tasks via the component the hydraulics are hooked into. Including;

  • Steering
  • Transmission
  • Clutch
  • Differential
  • Braking
  • Throttle
  • Turbo waste gate
  • Air inlet variable valve
  • Drag Reduction System (DRS)
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