In Formula 1, it is often the tires that decide over victory and defeat. In order to always get the tires to the correct racing temperature in the garage, they are packed in special thermal bags. Schumacher has developed custom-made power electronics for 100% precise temperature control.
The drivers and teams appreciate the thermal bags because they increase grip. At the same time, this advantage has been linked to the dispute over an alleged competitive advantage for many years. German automobile magazine ‘auto motor und sport’ had recently reported that the Formula 1 Commission was discussing a step-by-step plan to completely eliminate them from 2024. It remains to be seen whether this will actually happen. Until then, the “hot tires” will stay part of Formula 1.