Formula One Technical

  • Variations of vortices: vicious or virtuous?
    The vortex is part of the common parlance of F1. Vortices have both positive and negative connotations; in this latest in our series covering F1 aerodynamics we focus on the vortex and how they can be beneficial or detrimental to the aerodynamic performance of an F1 car. […]
  • The Ground Effect
    The means of generating downforce in F1 is broadly unchanged since the Lotus 78 - a car which is now over 40 years old - namely a front wing, a downforce producing underbody, and a wing placed somewhere above the rear axle. […]
  • Has Ferrari truly overpowered Mercedes?
    While a large number of reports claim Ferrari extracts more power than Mercedes from their Power Unit, reality proved things to be very different in Monza. […]
  • Formula 1 Aerodynamics – Basics of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, part II
    In the second part of this article, we will further discuss important concepts of fluid mechanics and aerodynamics, such as laminar/turbulent flow, boundary layer, flows in different directions and different pressure definitions. […]
  • Why the 2019 regulation changes have teams worried
    New aerodynamic regulations are coming in 2019 with the aim of enabling closer racing, to improve passing opportunities. Not all the participants are happy about the changes. […]
  • Technical developments – German GP
    The German Grand Prix weekend’s Thursday and Friday became a showcase of smaller technical refinements as teams continue to push the development programme before the summer break. […]
  • Transforming Chaos; the Law of Nature, into Order; The Law of Man
    Big whorls have little whorls, which feed on their velocity. And little whorls have lesser whorls. And so on to viscosity - Lewis Fry Richardson, 1922 […]
  • Le Mans 24: Braking performance versus F1
    F1 and WEC cars have seen ever increasing power, thanks to regulation changes and improved engineering. But rather than speeding power, Brembo has taken a look at the differences in stopping power in F1 versus the LMP1 prototypes. […]
  • Evolution of aerodynamic testing in F1 - Measurements
    In this series of articles, we explain aerodynamic testing and how it evolved through time. Part 2 focuses on measuring aerodynamic performance. […]
  • Evolution of aerodynamic testing in F1 - Windtunnels
    In this series of articles, we explain aerodynamic testing and how it evolved through time. Part 1 focuses on the windtunnel design and evolution.. […]


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