Carbon composite exhausts

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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In the V8 era of Formula One, which ended with the introduction of new turbocharged and ERS-equipped power units in 2014, the level of component optimisation undertaken was, frankly, incredible. With many years of regulatory stability, teams looked t... read more
Tags :  chassis

Tyre modelling

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Tyre performance has a huge effect on the dynamic behaviour of a Formula One car, or any race vehicle for that matter. In order to fully understand tyre behaviour, all the teams use virtual tyre models to assess the impact of changes to the chassis a... read more
Tags :  corners

Formula One fuel the turbo years

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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1988 was a memorable year. Not only were the two greatest drivers of their time – Ayton Senna and Alain Prost – battling for supremacy, and doing it within the same team in similar cars, it was also the last time turbochargers were used i... read more
Tags :  powertrain

On-track analysis of rival cars

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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On-track running is obviously of vital importance to Formula One teams, allowing them to gather real-world data on which to base and validate their performance simulations. However, beyond their own cars, teams are also interested in what the competi... read more
Tags :  testing