Koncept MICHELLE, Le Mans 2030
Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win
Michellin design challenge
To be able to dream about future, in the first place you have to look back, to the past. Only with awareness of progress, that vehicles and race Le Mans have undergone, we can try to predict the future and make everything possible to meet it.
Le Mans track will be more rugged than these days. The time for a lap will have to be handled as fast as today or even faster. The average speed of vehicles LMP1 will be around 250 km/ph. Accidents with fatal consequences will be minimalized, but it cannot be ruled out.
Michelle concept puts stress on driver safety and the environment. The flaps help to overcome the pitfalls of track. They ensure ideal weight distribution even in sharp curves. The cockpit consists of safety capsule, whose interior adapts to individual settings of every single driver. In the case of accident the capsule can be used as stretcher. It can be easily removed and transported to safe place.
During braking it is difficult to cool the brake pads. We have chosen electromagnetic placement of wheels, so there is no friction, tank range is increased, and it also reduces wearing on of parts. Braking is also supported by back, rotating part of body. Step on braking pedal opens plates and they start to spin by air. The rotary motion is transformed to energy that recharges batteries that are placed in back part of vehicle. Wheels´ surface has similar function as human skin – it bristles up by cold exposure. Some parts of wheels´ surface shrink by water contact and create relief pattern for water drainage.