Power needs traction – pewag chains stand up to any challenge
A Formula 1 car on a skiing slope is something of a rarity: However, at the spectacular Red Bull Showrun in Kitzbühel last week, 3,500 spectators witnessed precisely that – an RB7, the World Cham-pion’s car from 2011, hurtling down the snow-covered mountain, equipped with snow chains from Austrian premium chain manufacturer pewag.
Toro Rosso pilot Max Verstappen really stepped on the gas in the snowy terrain and ploughed through the snow confidently and powerfully. The pewag snow chains played a crucial part in making this spectacular event possible and were custom-made for the conditions of the day and the unusual tyre dimensions.
pewag was chosen as the partner for this extraordinary feat because “we were able to provide out-standing quality and design for this extreme situation at short notice. The forces that apply here be-cause of the acceleration and the high engine performance are hardly comparable with standard test situations”, explains Johann Berghold, development engineer at pewag.
In winter, high engine output and slippery roads can create dangerous driving situations. With the increasing trend towards sports-inspired vehicles, pewag snow chains ensure the highest possible level of traction and therefore safe driving fun on winter roads, in any situation.
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