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SA racing legend Gugu Zulu would have turned 41 today

One of South Africa's most successful motorsport driver's Gugu Zulu would have celebrated his 41st birthday today. We take a look at his career highlights.

8 fast cats score trophies at #JaguarSHC

The 10th Jaguar Simola Hillclimb was a successful affair for Team Jaguar, with a total of eight podium finishes for all eight entries across various categories.

WATCH: Here's why F1 engine mapping plays such an important role in in modern racers

2018-10-11 09:15

Robin Classen

Ferrari pit

Image: ISSEI KATO / POOL / AFP

Engine management systems have come a long way since the early days of Formula 1. Technology has improved the way in which teams plan their strategy on the track.

Everything from engine output to fuel delivery runs through the ECU but there are a host of outside factors that can influence how well a car performs during a race

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Factors such as air temperature and weather conditions are major concerns for teams.

These cars are travelling at incredibly high-speeds and put under enormous strain so all system from the ignition to fuel-timing has to be perfect. 

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