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Our younger, illegitimate brother, Jalopnik, is reporting that Microsoft has become to official supplier of electronic control units for the World Motor Sport Council. What does an electronic control unit do you may be asking? I'll let the pros at Jalopnik explain:

The control units are designed to regulate and manage the engine and ensure the ban on traction control is followed by sometimes-naughty mechanics.


So let me get this straight. The World Motor Sport Council is letting Microsoft, who is commonly known for having faulty and dysfunctional equipment, control the engines of cars that can travel upwards of 200 miles per hour? Yeah, that sounds real safe.

Formula One Reboot: Microsoft to Supply Racing Electronic Control Units [Jalopnik]