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F1 Race Technology - Volumes 1 - 11

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No matter how good a driver is, in technology-led Formula One he is at the mercy of the competitiveness of his car. What are the factors that make a car capable of running at a competitive pace in qualifying and the race? Although there is much secrecy in Formula One, each year this in depth review of the sport’s engineering gets below the sponsors liveries to explain precisely what is going on at the heart of the machines and the secrets of those that are quick.

Volume 1 contents include:

  • Technical Topics
  • The Technology of the Renault R26 Grand Prix car
  • The Technology of the Ferrari 248 Grand Prix car
  • Inside the 20,000 rpm Formula One V8 engine
  • The Performance Envelope
  • Anatomy of a Formula One chassis
  • Hidden Gems - hi-tech components from F1 suppliers
  • Development Trends
  • A detailed F1 directory

Volume 2 contents include:

  • McLaren v. Ferrari – the techno battle of 2007
  • BMW – the engineering of its rise
  • Aero testing in F1 – state of the art
  • Williams and Toyota – F1 technical solutions
  • Tyre technology in F1 today
  • Grand Prix Paddock 2008 from the inside
  • All the 2007 and the 2008 cars

Volume 3 contents include:

  • GRID – looking at key technical issues with the new F1 car
  • BRAWN GP - The amazing rise of a shop floor machinist
  • FERRARI - The 2008 Constructors’ Championship winning car
  • F1 AERO - new aero rules and the impact they have had
  • KERS - Analysing the electric motor based systems
  • A look at the many Advanced Metals used
  • F1 2008 – how the cars evolved during the season
  • F1 Brakes – the challenge of stopping F1 cars
  • BMW’S 2008 Montreal GP Winner
  • The Inerter - Suspension technology for McLaren pioneered by Cambridge University
  • USF1 - the engineering challenge of setting up a new team
  • F1 2009 Paddock

Volume 4 contents include:

  • GRID - With refuelling banned and new aero packages, it’s all change in 2010
  • BRAKES - Quick lap times are just as much about stopping quickly as about going fast
  • EXHAUSTS - Blowing hot air efficiently is like music to the ears of the engineer
  • INSIDE RED BULL - We investigate the extraordinary leap to prominence of the Red Bull team
  • WIND TUNNELS - With a cold wind blowing through wind tunnel testing, we look at its future
  • COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS - Is CFD a viable replacement for wind tunnels longterm? We investigate
  • STRANGE TIMES - We look back at some interesting trends and developments from 2009
  • COMPOSITES - From zero to hero, composite chassis construction has come a long way
  • DATA ACQUISITION - Data acquisition and interpretation is a vital tool in Formula One today
  • PADDOCK - Who is who in Formula One race car engineering
  • REFUELLING OR NO REFUELLING - The more things change, the more they stay the same

Volume 5 contents include:

  • THE EDITOR - So long as there is anything other than a complete ‘spec’ car, Formula One engineers will continue to innovate
  • GRID - Team strategies in 2011 for recouping downforce and exploiting exhaust discharge for improving diffuser efficiency
  • BRAKES - Ian Bamsey talks brakes with AP Racing’s Steve Bryan, who has unrivalled experience of the subject
  • 2010 RED BULL-RENAULT - Ian Bamsey and Paolo d’Alessio investigate what made the Red Bull RB6 the car of 2010
  • REVIEW - Ian Bamsey discusses key aspects of 2010 technology with half-a-dozen leading technical players
  • ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES - Lawrence Butcher reports on Formula One’s adoption of new machining processes, materials and prototyping techniques
  • TOYOTA’S WIND TUNNEL - We investigate the technical factors that prompted Ferrari to turn to Toyota’s Formula One wind tunnel in developing its 2011 car
  • SENSORS - Where in a Formula One car are sensors used, and what information do they give engineers? Lawrence Butcher finds out
  • GRAND PRIX PADDOCK - Lawrence Butcher reports from the Grand Prix paddock with a preview of the year’s technology
  • FORMULA ONE SUPPLIERS - Our listing of companies offering Formula One level products and services
  • SOUTHGATE ON THE FIRST WING CAR - Extracts from Tony Southgate’s fascinating autobiography

Volume 6 contents include:

  • THE EDITOR - Part of the fascination of Formula One is whether a fresh innovation will turn out to be an Unfair Advantage or a White Elephant
  • IN THE NEWS - The factors that allowed Red Bull to dominate the 2011 season, the growing importance of KERS, and details on that radical Williams transmission
  • FORMULA ONE AERO 2012 - Ian Bamsey considers the aerodynamic development of 2012 Formula One cars with the help of a Formula One insider
  • LOTUS F1 TEAM - Ian Bamsey discusses the rejuvenation of the Lotus F1 Team with technical director James Allison
  • SUSPENSION & BRAKING - Lawrence Butcher examines the components Formula One cars rely on for cornering and stopping
  • Technical Review: 2011 - Ian Bamsey discusses key aspects of 2011 Formula One technology with seven technical directors
  • OFF-TRACK TESTING - What resources do Formula One teams use to beat limitations on track testing? Lawrence Butcher finds out
  • AP RACING CLUTCH DEVELOPMENT - Ian Bamsey investigates AP Racing’s clutch development for the current naturally aspirated 2.4 litre V8 Formula One era
  • FORMULA ONE DIRECTORY 2012 - Lawrence Butcher brings us up to date on the 2012 team changes and car developments
  • FORMULA ONE SUPPLIERS - Our listing of companies offering Formula One-level products and services
  • LOTUS IN 1987 - With Lotus once more a serious force in Formula One, we look back to when it last won a Grand Prix

Volume 7 contents include:

  • THE EDITOR - The constant battle between rule-makers and race engineers is what makes Formula One technology development so fascinating – and long may it continue
  • IN THE NEWS - Why the 2012 grid was closer together than ever, a system for monitoring front-tyre temperatures, and a look back at the sad demise of HRT
  • SAUBER C31 - Ian Bamsey discusses the development of the impressive Sauber C31-Ferrari with Matt Morris and Gianpaolo Dall’Ara
  • 2012 - Ian Bamsey considers the key technical trends of 2012
  • LOTUS E20 - Ian Bamsey asks James Allison about the initial development of the Lotus F1 Team’s 2012 Grand Prix winner
  • TRANSMISSIONS - As ever, it’s the regulations that are driving – and will continue to drive – innovation in transmission systems, as Lawrence Butcher reports
  • WILLIAMS FW34 - Williams was a rejuvenated team in 2012; in mid-season Ian Bamsey asked the team’s Mark Gillan how that came about
  • AERODYNAMICS - Lawrence Butcher presents highlights of a lecture given by Sauber F1’s head of aerodynamics Willem Toet
  • FORCE INDIA VJM05 - Force India’s technical director Andrew Green explains to Ian Bamsey the team’s approach to aerodynamics – as embodied by the VJM05
  • DESIGN & MANUFACTURING - Lawrence Butcher catches up on the latest developments in component manufacturing technologies
  • GRAND PRIX PADDOCK - As the 2013 season was getting underway, Lawrence Butcher talked to a Formula One insider about the novelties of the teams’ latest technology
  • FORMULA ONE SUPPLIERS - Our listing of companies offering Formula One-level products and services
  • SAUBER’S SPORTSCAR HERITAGE - Charting Peter Sauber’s track record from 1967 to his Formula One beginnings

Volume 8 contents include:

  • INTRO: THE EDITOR - A new era has begun in Formula One 
  • GRID - The latest news from the Formula One Grid
  • TECH REVIEW: FORMULA ONE 2014 -  New regulations have brought new cars and powertrains of unprecedented complexity 
  • INSIGHT: CFD - Are regulations stifling innovation in CFD? 
  • FOCUS: SENSORS - What type of sensors do F1 teams utilise for data collection? 
  • TECH REVIEW: FORMULA ONE 2013 - Ian Bamsey investigates the technical challenges of the 2013 season 
  • FOCUS: ALM - David Cooper looks at the emerging technology of additive layer manufacturing 
  • PADDOCK - A round-up of technical personnel changes through the 2013-14 seasons 
  • DIRECTORY - The F1 services resource 
  • PS - Lawrence Butcher looks at new entrant Haas Formula

Volume 9 contents include:

  • Intro: THE EDITOR - It is interesting times for Formula One, explains Lawrence Butcher 
  • Grid - The latest news from the world of Formula One, including regulation changes and technical updates 
  • Technical Review: FORMULA ONE 2015 - Lawrence Butcher looks at the 2015 Formula One contenders, studying the impact of new for 2015 rules 
  • Technical Review: POWER-UNITS - The 2015 season saw heavily revised power-units in Formula One with teams allowed to replace or modify a large proportion of components 
  • Insight: DAMPERS - Chassis control is key to aerodynamic performance, so what goes into creating dampers for Formula One? 
  • Focus: ADVANCED MATERIALS - Lawrence Butcher investigates new and emerging material technologies and their potential uses in racing 
  • Tech Review: FORMULA ONE 2014 - A detailed analysis of all the significant technical developments of 2014 
  • Profile: FORCE INDIA VJM 07 - Lawrence Butcher investigates how this small team adapted to the challenges of the new Formula One era 
  • Insight: MODELLING AND SIMULATION - Using virtual tools to predict car performance is a fiendishly complicated task, Lawrence Butcher investigates 
  • Paddock: MOVERS AND SHAKERS - All of the key personnel changes across the grid 
  • P.S: DEJA VU - 2014 was not the first time the regulations placed a focus on fuel-efficiency

Volume 10 contents include:

  • Intro: THE EDITOR - Ingenuity and invention are still very much alive across the grid, despite the strictures of the regulations
  • Grid - An insight into Formula Ones fuel and lubricant development, Mercedes and wi-fi telemetry, and new technology for in-car sensors 
  • Digest: RENAULT R.S.16 - Renault’s reappearance on the Formula One grid has been a troubled one but, as Lawrence Butcher explains, its prospects are set to improve 
  • Technical Review: FORMULA ONE 2016 - Despite the few major changes to the regulations in 2016, teams still had plenty of development work to do. Lawrence Butcher reports 
  • Insight: AEROELASTICITY - Former senior Formula One aerodynamicist Willem Toet guides us through the controversial subject of aeroelasticity 
  • Digest: FORCE INDIA VJM 08 AND 09 - A change of wind tunnel facility in 2015 enabled Force India to get the best from its power unit and transmission, writes Lawrence Butcher 
  • Digest: MANOR RACING TEAM MRT05 - After its recent upheavals, and despite limited resources, the new Manor Racing Team is set to make strides up the rankings. Lawrence Butcher reports 
  • Focus: BRAKE SYSTEMS - How do Formula One teams optimise their brake systems while staying within the technical regulations? Lawrence Butcher explains 
  • Insight: COMPUTING IN FORMULA ONE - They may not be very glamorous but IT systems – and the way they are used – are key to on-track success, as Lawrence Butcher reports 
  • Technical Review: FORMULA ONE 2015 - Lawrence Butcher looks at some of the technical challenges the teams faced during the 2015 season, and how they approached them 
  • Appendix - Our rundown of the races, teams and suppliers for the 2016 season 
  • FORMULA ONE SUPPLIERS - Our listing of companies offering Formula One-level products and services 
  • PS: NO SUCH THING AS A NEW IDEA - If you think the use of concepts such as aeroelasticity and direct injection are recent innovations then think again

Volume 11 contents include:

  • Intro: THE EDITOR - The 2017 aero regulations and wider tyres are making for faster cars and providing fertile ground for fresh technical development
  • Grid: IN THE NEWS - A rare insight into developments in hybrid control technology, the auction of Manor Racing’s assets provides a window on a Formula One team’s operation, and more…
  • In Conversation: STEVE BRYAN - AP Racing’s Formula One trackside man since 1984 tells Lawrence Butcher about the changes to braking systems he has witnessed over the years
  • Insight: MODELLING AND SIMULATION - Lawrence Butcher explains the different approaches to the testing and validation of Formula One racecar systems
  • Dossier: SAUBER - Sauber’s technical director Jörg Zander tells Lawrence Butcher about the changes in the team and the development of its 2017 challenger, the C36Technical review: FORMULA ONE 2017 Lawrence Butcher examines the impact of changes to the regulations on the cars in 2017
  • Digest: TORO ROSSO STR12 - How did Toro Rosso, one of the smaller teams on the grid, adapt to the sweeping rule changes to produce its latest contender? Lawrence Butcher reports
  • Insight: 2017 AERODYNAMICS - Lawrence Butcher looks at how teams interpreted the latest aerodynamic rules, and the effect on the performance of their cars
  • Update: FORCE INDIA - Force India’s technical director Andy Green gives Lawrence Butcher a run down on the team’s preparations for the 2017 season
  • Appendix - Key details about the technical regulations, the racing format and the 2017 contenders Formula One suppliers
  • Our listing of companies offering Formula One-level products and services
  • PS: PRE-WAR GRAND PRIX CARS - A trip to the Goodwood Revival festival provides a fascinating insight into the development of Grand Prix machinery during the 1930s

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