In 2021 Aston Martin Vantage, the first “non-Mercedes” car in 25 years, it was also a safety model to celebrate the British brand’s return to F1 after 61 years. The medical car was DBX. The relay between the two manufacturers will continue in 2022, with the British again opting for a coupe and an SUV.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is F1’s safety car for 2022 after last season’s AMG GT R.
Performance statistics for Black GT Series it is scary: it accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.2 seconds, 0 to 200 km / h in less than 9 s and the maximum speed is 325 km / h. Technically, the car is the same as the normal one, only the six-seat belt has been changed due to the regulations FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile).
To ensure this impressive power and performance, engineers have improved two turbochargers, which have a higher air flow – 1,110 kg / h against 900 kg / h of GT R Pro which has 71.3 kgfm, for example. For cooling, two intercoolers became, let’s say, more stable.
Another important modification is the exhaust side located inside the “V”, between the two cylinder banks. This movement helps performance. The seven-speed dual-clutch transmission has been revised to handle more torque.
An important factor in the GT Black Series is aerodynamics. The sports car takes a lot from the source of the GT3 version, produced only on race tracks. The front splitter can be adjusted manually. In the “Race” position, it “slides” about 5 cm forward and, of course, provides more power to the sports car. The default position is “Street”, but inside the track and F1 cars should not be in the “Race” version.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series and 4-door AMG GT 63 S were chosen to replace the 2021 AMG GT R and C63 S Estate.
The bumpers have more generous air intakes for the radiator. The hood, made of carbon fiber, has two air vents to release hot air from the engine more aggressively, as well as details, such as spoilers that direct the air flow and increase the aerodynamic load – the brackets are hollow. for strengthening the brakes. cooling and air transfer to the rear of the sports car.
The medical vehicle is a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4 port
The medical car for the 2022 F1 season will also come from Mercedes: Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+, a four-door coupe. With the same V8 4.0 biturbo engine, it has 91 hp less than the GT Black Series, but nevertheless it is 639 hp and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in the same 3.2 s, according to Mercedes, thanks to traction on four wheels. The maximum speed is 315 km / h.
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-door, 639 hp, is the most powerful medical car in F1 history — Photo: Disclosure
Cycle between Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin
Mercedes’ safety car and medical vehicles have already been scheduled for the first two races of the season, starting on March 20 in Bahrain and heading to Saudi Arabia the following weekend. Aston Martin will see action in the third GP of the season, in Australia, and in 11 other stages – for a total of 12 participation. The German brand will manage 11 doctors. The driver of the safety car will be the same: the experienced Bernd Maylander.
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