Corona virus outbreaks around the world canceled many sporting events and activities, and Formula One races were high on the list.
The Mercedes-Benz team, the holder of the manufacturers and drivers’ title in the Formula One World Championships, was able to win a new race outside the race tracks, after the decision to participate in developing respirators to help patients with the new Corona virus.
According to Sky News, the Mercedes team decided to join the “Project Bitline” campaign by developing a respirator in a joint venture with “University College London”, and its specifications were approved by the British National Health Services.
The Mercedes team announced that it was able to develop and develop designs for a new breathing apparatus, and that it was at the disposal of the British National Health Service, to help those infected with the Corona virus.
According to the company, what is known as a “continuous positive air pressure device” or “CPAP” helps patients with breathing difficulties, people with lung infections and those whose oxygen masks are no longer sufficient, as the device gives them the ability to not place patients in units Intensive care.
Indeed, the British government has requested 10,000 of these devices, which are produced by 40 machines, and an average of 1,000 devices per day, at the Mercedes Technical Center in Brixworth, central England, according to Agence France-Presse.
It is noteworthy that the headquarters of Mercedes Formula One, in Brixworth, is the cell that made the engines that led the team to monopolize the manufacturers and drivers titles from 2014 to 2019.
Center Director Andy Cowell said: Since the announcement of the project, we have received an incredible number of requests for CBAP device from all over the world, adding that making designs and manufacturing specifications open to everyone will allow companies around the world to produce these devices quickly and on a large scale, This will support the global battle against the Covid-19 virus.
Rebecca Shipley, director of the Institute of Sanitary Engineering at University College London, explained: “These vital devices are very easy to manufacture and can be quickly produced by publicly publishing these designs, to be used to improve the resistance of health services preparing for the Covid-19 wave in the world.
A copy of this device, which increases the flow of air and oxygen to the lungs, has been used in hospitals in Italy and China to help Covid-19 patients with acute lung infections.