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

Formula One side impact structures

Friday, May 16, 2014
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For many years the regulations governing Formula One car construction have paid great attention to reducing the loads experienced by drivers during front and rear impacts. However, despite having to undergo side intrusion tests, it is only relatively... read more
Tags :  chassis

Wheel coatings

Friday, May 16, 2014
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Controlling tyre temperature is of vital importance to the performance of a modern Formula One car – or any racecar for that matter – with teams constantly striving to get the most from each tyre compound they use over a stint. Controllin... read more
Tags :  corners
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