The Formula 1 race car of the Red Bull team is always an imposing sight – even more so at a recent event in Kitzbühel, where the vehicle that secured the World Championship title for the team in 2011 actually hovered high above the Kitzbühel Alps, hanging from a helicopter that transported it safely to the Hahnenkamm ski race track. The pewag G10 chain system had a crucial role to play in the proceedings.
On the occasion of the Red Bull Show Run, the vehicle was safely transported by helicopter all the way from the valley to the mountain station of the famous Hahnenkamm piste – all thanks to the G10 chain system by chain specialist pewag.
Watching Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen hurtling down the snow-covered Hahnenkamm track in the RB7 was impressive. The vehicle was equipped with Pirelli tyres and a custom-made snow chain system by pewag, allowing Verstappen to overcome the less than ideal driving conditions by fully leveraging the power of the engine. 3500 enthusiastic spectators witnessed this unique sight against a magnificent winter backdrop – a world premiere that was a resounding success.
Performance and safety are crucial elements not just in racing, but also when it comes to the lashing and load-securing chain systems developed by specialist provider pewag. Its current high-end product is the G12 chain system that boasts a one-of-a-kind, intelligent chain profile – the pewag winner pro system. This means that the dimensions of the chain links are somewhat smaller than those of comparable chains in grade 10.
The pewag chain system can be used universally and differs from standard round steel by its unique profile shape whose cross-section is reminiscent of the capital letter D. This D shape ensures that the material is optimally distributed across each link and improves the performance of the chain at any diameter.
Impressive values for fatigue strength and bending stiffness stand for a lasting increase when it comes to load capacity. In concrete terms, we are talking of a 50% improvement compared to G8 chains and a 20% improvement even when compared to G10 chains. The technology also significantly reduces weight, thereby facilitating handling for the user.