Composites

Thursday, July 25, 2013
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For reasons that have been explained in depth in various other F1-Monitor articles, composites are still the favoured material for the construction of much of a modern Formula One car. The composites industry is constantly evolving and new materials ... read more
Tags :  chassis

Tyres

Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Over the past two seasons, tyres have been in the Formula One spotlight more than ever. Unlike previous seasons, tyre development has been driven by the need for a sporting spectacle rather than ultimate performance. This has placed both Pirelli and... read more
Tags :  corners

The steering wheel

Thursday, July 25, 2013
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The move in Formula One from mechanical to electronic systems has been mirrored by the development of the steering wheel. No longer wheel-shaped or just for steering, the humble steering wheel now directly controls gearshift and clutch control, as we... read more
Tags :  driver-controls

Connectors

Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Top-level motorsport now demands that electrical faults can no longer cause retirements or loss in car performance. For Formula One, the exponential rise in electronics in means that connecting up the various sections of loom to the ECUs and sensors ... read more
Tags :  electronics

Brewer’s fare – the Formula One way

Thursday, July 25, 2013
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For the student of automotive history who prefers to concentrate on the technical side of the sport, surely there is no finer topic than the history of racing fuel, particularly those used for Grand Prix racing. By the 1920s, blends of Grand Prix fu... read more
Tags :  powertrain

On-track testing - Aero

Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Track testing is a very limited commodity for Formula One teams. In 2013, they are limited to just four pre-season tests – the three free practice sessions before a Grand Prix and a single young driver test. The recent furore surrounding Merced... read more
Tags :  testing