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  • Title: Formula One uncovered! - F1technical.net
    Descriptive info: .. Entire website.. Articles.. News.. Forum.. Photo gallery.. Login.. or.. Register.. Username:.. Password:.. Remember me.. Login.. Forgot your password.. Home.. Regulations.. Event calendar.. GP calendar.. Glossary.. Technology.. Development blog.. Technical updates.. Aerodynamics.. Mechanics.. Database.. All cars ever.. All teams ever.. Statistics.. Series comparison.. Gallery.. View new posts.. View active topics.. Interactive.. Polls.. Chat.. Links.. Index.. Submit news.. All times are UTC + 1 hour.. Perez joins Sahara Force India in multi-year deal.. FIA hopes to attract new team to F1.. The FIA has announced to have opened a selection procedure to identify a possible addition.. FIA approves regulation changes, including cost cap.. Following a meeting of the F1 Strategy Group and the Formula One Commission in Paris today.. 11 Dec 2013.. 9 Dec 2013.. Williams strenghten aerodynamics team.. 6 Dec 2013.. Da Costa lands test driver role at Red Bull.. 4 Dec 2013.. Gene expects Red Bull advantage in 2014.. 3 Dec 2013.. Force India confirm return of Nico Hulkenberg.. 29 Nov 2013.. Lotus confirm Grosjean and Maldonado.. Bahrain confirms 2014 night race.. 28 Nov 2013.. Webber unveils troubled relationship with Red Bull.. Mercedes confirm Brawn exit.. 27 Nov 2013.. Di Montezemolo demands improved Ferrari in 2014.. 25 Nov 2013.. Renault bid V8 farewell in winning fashion.. 24 Nov 2013.. Ferrari lament 'unfair' Massa penalty.. Red Bull ends season in best possible way.. A great way to end the season - McLaren.. Hulkenberg adds 4 points for Sauber at Brazil.. Lotus end season with blown engine and no points.. Caterham finish season 11th in constructors' championship.. Force India unable to score at Brazil.. Brazil a fitting end to disappointing season for Williams.. Mercedes relieved to secure 2nd in constructors' standings.. Ricciardo takes point in final race for Toro Rosso.. Vettel takes record breaking 9th consecutive win at Brazil.. 23 Nov 2013.. Alonso third on grid, but still disappointed.. Lotus disappointed with qualifying outcome.. News index.. Forum topics.. Formula One.. Other series.. Can F1 be held during winter?.. F1Technical Racing [F1T].. F1 Quiz Chain.. 29.. Formula One 1..  ...   Cars.. Ferrari went on from the championship winning F1-2000 with the same basic structu.. Williams experiments without Coanda, and finds car improved.. Williams started the Abu Dhabi weekend by fitting Pastor Maldonado s FW35 wi.. King of Speed: Cosworth's CA 2.. 4l V8.. Ian Bamsey reports in unprecedented detail on the Cosworth CA, the first Formula.. McLaren continues with small updates.. McLaren continue to add small updates to its car, possibly evaluating the effect.. KERS in F1, was it worth it?.. In part 5, Richard Ronc reviews if the technological investment in KERS was reall.. Red Bull RB8.. The RB8 is the fourth evolution of a concept started by Newey and his team with t.. What to learn from a temperature camera?.. Since the introduction of Formula One s new thermal camera images, there has.. Article index.. Newest pictures in gallery.. Championship standings.. Pos.. Driver.. Points.. Sebastian Vettel.. 397.. 2.. Fernando Alonso.. 242.. Mark Webber.. 199.. 4.. Lewis Hamilton.. 189.. 5.. Kimi Räikkönen.. 183.. 6.. Nico Rosberg.. 171.. 7.. Romain Grosjean.. 132.. 8.. Felipe Massa.. 112.. 9.. Jenson Button.. 73.. Nico Hulkenberg.. 51.. Sergio Perez.. 49.. 12.. Paul di Resta.. 48.. 13.. Adrian Sutil.. Daniel Ricciardo.. Jean-Eric Vergne.. 16.. Esteban Gutierrez.. 17.. Valtteri Bottas.. 18.. Pastor Maldonado.. 19.. Jules Bianchi.. 0.. Charles Pic.. 21.. Heikki Kovalainen.. 22.. Giedo van der Garde.. 23.. Max Chilton.. Team.. Red Bull Racing.. 596.. Mercedes AMG.. 360.. Ferrari.. 354.. Lotus F1 Team.. 315.. McLaren.. 122.. Force India.. 77.. Sauber.. 57.. Scuderia Toro Rosso.. 33.. Williams.. Marussia.. Caterham.. Points system: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1.. Calendar.. Test: Bahrain tyre test.. 17/12.. days to go.. 18/12.. 19/12.. Test: Jerez.. 28/01.. 29/01.. Race calendar.. Events.. Poll.. Do you approve the Double points in the last race regulation in 2014?.. Yes.. No.. Results.. Random quote.. “.. Never regret what you do, but only regret what you don't do.. ”.. Jenson Button, 2005.. Today's events.. No events.. Add one.. Newsletter.. F1technical on Twitter.. F1Technical on Facebook.. Feeds.. Contact.. |.. Advertise.. Contribute.. Link us.. 1999-2013.. F1Technical.. net | Powered by.. phpBB.. forum..

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  • Title: Formula One regulations - F1technical.net
    Descriptive info: Formula One regulations.. Formula One regulations.. By.. Steven De Groote.. on.. 02 Jan 2013, 21:52.. Official FIA Formula One regulations.. Why limit performance?.. Imagine Formula one without any restrictions by the FIA whatsoever so that engineers may go their own way.. Consider the performance of a wide bodied car with wide slicks running the relatively sophisticated yet unrestricted wings of the mid 1980s, with late 1970s ground effects and side skirts (and maybe even a rear fan!), in conjunction with a fully developed 1.. 5 litre turbo engine, active suspension, interactive telemetry and the other computer enhancements of the 1990s.. Potentially the most lethal combination of technologies would be ground effect and active suspension.. The former relies on a very low but consistent even ride height to be maintained by the suspension in order for the air pressure effect to suck the car down onto the road.. The latter is designed to produce a very low yet consistent even ride height to maximise the performance of the car s aerodynamics.. The combination of the two would be more than just a sum of its parts.. Straight-line speed would not necessarily increase, but the gains in cornering speeds would be tremendous and incredibly dangerous.. The cars would barely have to brake before turning into a fast corner like the Parabolica at Monza.. It sounds great in principle but in reality it would be completely undriveable, and even Gilles Villeneuve would be intimidated by the performance.. To even attempt to drive such a car, drivers would have to wear airforce-style pressure suits to avoid blacking out in 6 or 7 G-force corners.. They would probably also have to take amphetamines to improve their reflexes and reaction times.. Special tracks would have to be built to accommodate the cars.. These tracks would have to have the relatively simple design and layout of modern tracks,  ...   at a time.. This allows F1 to be the pinnacle of car design and technology, thus making it the testing ground of choice of the major car manufacturers, while at the same time keeping a limit on what can be achieved so that performance gains are explored and tested gradually and safely.. Once a performance peak or plateau is achieved, it is deliberately limited or banned, with the technology being passed on to other sectors of car design and production, so that F1 can move on to explore the next area of performance excellence.. As F1 has periodically been the testing ground of multinational car companies, new regulations are instated frequently to curb the inventiveness of engineers and the companies involved.. As technology progresses, cars can potentially become ever faster if no additional rules were in place, a possibility that would severely diminish the current levels of driver safety.. The most recent development in F1 regulations however is the urge to keep the sport relevant to road car technology.. To prevent it from becoming an aerodynamic development race with no benefit for production cars, the FIA has recently begun to push for a more environmentally friendly set of rules, encouraging more efficient ways of propulsion.. As a result, turbo engines are back, engine capacities are reduced and KERS has an increased potential.. Combining the FIA research projects and input from the technical working group, ever evolving rules must ensure that F1 has a future as a sport and as a technical exercise in the face of growing governmental regulations of emissions and other environmental concerns.. None of this may however limit the spectacle or the charisma of F1.. Its place at the pinnacle of automotive, and advanced technological materials and electronics, development, is not in dispute.. Neither is its reputation as the most innovative, stylish and sophisticated form of racing.. In..

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  • Title: Formula One event calendar - F1technical.net
    Descriptive info: Formula One event calendar.. Upcoming F1 events.. 17 Dec 2013.. Bahrain tyre test.. , Bahrain International Circuit.. All Formula One teams have been invited to take part in the test and six have accepted: Red Bull Racing, Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren, Force India and Toro Rosso.. 18 Dec 2013.. 19 Dec 2013.. 1 Jan 1945.. Jacky Ickx.. Jacques Bernard Jacky Ickx is a Belgian former racing driver who achieved 25 podium finishes in Formula One and six wins in the 24 hours of Le Mans.. He was born in Brussels.. 3 Jan 1969.. Michael Schumacher.. Michael Schumacher is the most succesful F1 driver in the history of Grand Prix racing.. He was born in Hürth-Hermuelheim, Germany.. He entered F1 in 1991 as a replacement of Betrand Gachot in a Jordan but was snatched away by Flavio Briatore to drive for Benetton.. Schumacher quickly displayed potential with 8 podium places in 1992 and his first win at the Belgian GP in Spa Francorchamps.. He became world champion with.. Benetton.. in 1994 and 1995 before moving to.. His first of a string of 5 world titles came in 2000.. He was unbeatable for 5 years thanks to an astonishing Ferrari every year and sometimes blatant team orders.. The German raced two more years in F1 only to see Fernando Alonso take both championships before leaving racing and taking up the role of Jean Todt s assistant at.. 5 Jan 1978.. Franck Montagny.. Franck Montagny was born on January 5, 1978 in Feurs, France.. Montagny made his F1 debut in 2003 as test driver for the Renault F1 Team and became the team s third driver until the end of 2005.. For the 2006 season, Montagny signed a contract as third driver for the Super Aguri Formula One Team and was promoted race driver as Yuji Ide was demoted by the FIA.. Montagny drove his first race during the 2006 European Grand Prix and was replaced by Sakon Yamamoto for the 2006 German GP.. Montagny though kept his role as third driver for the team.. 7 Jan 1985.. Lewis Carl Hamilton was born on 7 January 1985 in Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom..  ...   the greatest drivers ever in Formula One and was known for his kind character combined with incredible skills.. Villeneuve died in a 140 mph crash with the March of Jochen Mass during practice for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder.. 18 Jan 1940.. Pedro Rodríguez.. Mexican Pedro Rodríguez is a double winner in F1.. He was considered the best driver of his era in the wet.. He developed into one of the sport s greatest all-rounders, racing CanAm, NASCAR, rallies and even becoming North American Ice Racing champion in 1970.. Rodríguez was killed in an Interserie sports car race at Norisring in Nuremberg, Germany, on 11 July 1971, at the wheel of a Ferrari 512M.. 19 Jan 1980.. Button was born in Frome, Somerset, England.. He was the youngest man in F1 when he joined Williams in 2000 and drove for Benetton in 2001 and Renault in 2002 before joining BAR which later became the Honda works team.. When Honda left in 2008, the team was renamed to Brawn GP and Button clinched his first world championship, battling it out with Sebastian Vettel s Red Bull until the final race.. In 2010 he chose to join McLaren and partner Lewis Hamilton.. 24 Jan 1983.. Scott Speed.. Scott Andrew Speed was born on 24 January 1983 in Manteca, USA.. He made his F1 race debut at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix as 2nd driver for the new Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team.. 28 Jan 1977.. Takuma Sato.. Takuma Sato was born on January 28, 1977.. In 2002, Sato graduated to F1 and raced for the Jordan team.. For the 2003 season, Takuma moved to B.. A.. R.. as test driver and drove the final race of the season as replacer of Jacques Villeneuve.. He was granted a raceseat alongside Jenson Button during the next two years.. After the 2005 season, Sato moved to the all new, Japanese team, Super Aguri.. 28 Jan 2014.. Jerez.. , Circuit Permanente de Jerez.. Add event.. December 2013.. M.. Tu.. W.. Th.. F.. Sa.. Su.. 25.. 26.. 27.. 28.. 30.. 31.. Categories.. F1 Grand Prix.. F1 Test.. F1 Car launch.. Race event.. History.. Birthday.. Fatalities..

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  • Title: F1 race calendar 2013 - F1technical.net
    Descriptive info: F1 Database.. Race events.. F1 race calendar 2013.. Calendar 2012.. Calendar 2014.. Number.. Date.. Country.. Circuit.. 17 Mar 2013.. GP Australia.. Albert Park.. 24 Mar 2013.. GP Malaysia.. Sepang International Circuit.. 14 Apr 2013.. GP China.. Shanghai International Ciruit.. 21 Apr 2013.. GP Bahrain.. Bahrain International Circuit.. 12 May 2013.. GP Spain.. Circuit de Catalunya.. 26 May 2013.. GP Monaco.. Monte Carlo Circuit.. 9 Jun 2013.. GP Canada.. Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.. 30 Jun 2013.. GP Great-Britain.. Silverstone Circuit.. 7 Jul 2013.. GP Germany.. Nürburgring.. 28 Jul 2013.. GP Hungary.. Hungaroring.. 25 Aug 2013.. GP Belgium.. Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps.. 8 Sep 2013.. GP Italy.. Autodromo Nazionale di Monza.. 22  ...   Marina Circuit.. 17 Nov 2013.. GP United States.. Circuit of The Americas.. GP Brazil.. Autódromo José Carlos Pace, Interlagos.. F1 test calendar 2013.. 5 Feb 2013.. Circuit Permanente de Jerez.. 6 Feb 2013.. 7 Feb 2013.. 8 Feb 2013.. 19 Feb 2013.. Barcelona.. 20 Feb 2013.. 21 Feb 2013.. 22 Feb 2013.. 28 Feb 2013.. 1 Mar 2013.. 2 Mar 2013.. 3 Mar 2013.. 17 Jul 2013.. Silverstone.. 18 Jul 2013.. 19 Jul 2013.. Cars of 2013.. Caterham CT03.. Ferrari F138.. Force India VJM06.. Lotus E21.. Marussia MR02.. McLaren MP4-28.. Mercedes AMG F1 W04.. Red Bull RB9.. Sauber C32.. Scuderia Toro Rosso STR8.. Williams FW35.. All F1 cars ever..

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  • Title: Formula One glossary - F1technical.net
    Descriptive info: net.. Formula One glossary.. 341 words.. Suggest a word.. A.. B.. C.. D.. E.. G.. H.. I.. J.. K.. L.. N.. O.. P.. Q.. R.. S.. T.. U.. V.. X.. Y.. Z.. Acceleration.. The rate of change of velocity or speed.. Velocity is steady and is measured in distance per time (e.. g.. , feet per second, miles per hour, kilometres per hour).. Acceleration keeps increasing and is measured in velocity per time (e.. , feet per second per second or feet per second squared).. Accident Data Recorder (ADR).. A data recorder that has to be installed in all cars with the exception of test runs in which only a single team participates.. The ADR is intended to provide information on possible causes in case of accident.. The box is positioned so that it is always accessible, without having to remove any parts of the car.. Acid.. Chemical compound that, when dissolved in water, releases hydrogen ions (H+).. Ackermann steering.. A double-pivoting steering system where the outer ends of the steering arms are bent slightly inward so that when the vehicle is making a turn, the inside wheel will turn more sharply than the outer wheel.. This is done to compensate for the greater distance the outside wheel must travel.. Active suspension.. Hydraulic actuators in the suspension which control ride height during a race.. The actuators were controlled by computer software aligned to each track.. The constant ride height that was achieved raised the downforce by suction under the car, although it was prohibited by the FIA at the end of 1993.. Aerial.. Used on the frontal monocoque just ahead of the cockpit for two-way radio or telemetry purposes.. Aerodynamic drag.. The resistance of the air to forward movement, sometimes called aerodynamic drag.. This is a factor of the shape of the vehicle, the objects which stick  ...   body to provide downforce as well.. Air resistance.. Airbag.. A device which is part of the passive safety system.. In the event of an accident, sensors will cause the airbag to be deployed so that your head will be pillowed by the bag instead of hitting the dash.. Airbags are not used in F1 at this time because if the airbag systems being too slow for F1 crash speeds.. Airbox.. The opening at the front of the bonnet, above the driver's head, designed to suck air from the environment onto the cylinders.. Possible thanks to a widening air guidance box above the engine.. Alcohol.. Any organic compound containing, at least, one hydroxyl (OH- ion) linked directly to one carbon atom.. Anti lock brake system (ABS).. Electonical system that prevents blocking of the wheels during hard braking.. This system is forbidden in formula one, but widely used in road cars.. Apex.. The inside part of a corner that is considered to be the ideal racing line.. Appeal.. An action a team takes on behalf of its driver if the team feels that the driver has been unfairly penalised / punished by the FIA / race officials.. Aquaplaning.. Also named hydroplaning.. Occurs when a layer of water builds up between the tyres of a car and the road surface.. With such a water film created, the vehicle loses traction and becomes an unpowered, uncontrollable sled.. Armco barrier.. A metal barrier fitted at the sides of racing tracks, designed to absorb the impact of a car at high speed and prevent it from crashing into spectators or in the case of the Monaco Grand Prix, into the harbour.. Aspect ratio.. The ratio of the length of wings to their width is called aspect ratio.. A high aspect ratio indicates long, narrow wings.. A low aspect ratio indicates short, wide wings..

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  • Title: Development blog - F1technical.net
    Descriptive info: Formula One car development blog.. 23 Nov 2013, 20:18.. Scuderia Ferrari have introduced another part to their F138, namely a new sidepod panel with a small bridge bending over the sidepod shoulder.. The item was previously tested during free practice sessions, but before the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend never made it past Friday evening.. At Autodromo Carlos Pace however, both cars had the new element fitted during qualifying, hence they will also be used during tomorrow s Grand Prix.. The item is designed to better control airflow over the sidepod in an attempt to enhance the way the coanda exhaust works.. The two vertical vanes that sit underneath the bridge to connect the panel to the sidepod itself are directing air slightly outward, possibly in trying to get slightly more air around the shoulder and towards the sides of the sidepod.. Contrary to many other vertical fins that can seen on McLaren for instance, Ferrari s element is not designed to create vortices, as the bridge acts as endplates for theirs, something that is specifically designed to reduce vortices coming off the tips of winglets.. Also note, as marked by the arrow, the little camera that Ferrari uses on the sidepod panel.. This is a heat camera used to monitor the front tyre s temperature, similar to Mercedes AMG s cameras fitted on the front wings.. in.. 22 Nov 2013, 12:29.. Even though it s been known for a while, recent thermal imagery has shown the true effects of rim coatings to manage tyre temperatures.. The coatings were first photographed on Mercedes AMG s Advanti wheels, featuring dimples on the inside of the rim as well (inset).. Later on, Red Bull was confirmed to also use a similar treatment of their OZ Racing wheels, although in their case the inside of the wheels features grooves rather than dimples.. Ferrari meanwhile are said to be coating their OZ Racing wheels as well.. It was recently also found out that the black coating is actually Polysil, produced by.. Nanoprom.. near Sassuola, Italy.. It is a solvent based product containing polymers of silicium, mainly designed to protect all sorts of materials against surface friction.. The product is typically sprayed to create a film of only a few microns to reach hardnesses of up to 9H.. This is achieved mainly by letting the product fill up tiny gaps in the imperfect wheel surface, creating a very smooth result that may also help to reduce turbulence within the wheel.. Its black colour however is interesting for teams as that will help for the rim to absorb heat from the brakes into the Magnesium alloy wheel itself.. As the rim itself has a very high thermal conductivity, the heat going into the metal is then spread rapidly throughout its entire body and partially transferred into the tyre through the tyre bead.. As a result, it is possible for teams to keep the tyres at a more constant temperature, reducing the rapid drop of temperature of the tyres when running on long straights.. Instead, with the rim properly warmed up, the tyre wall is kept warm, preventing the tyre s thread to cool off too quickly.. The net result is more grip at turn-in as the tyres haven t cooled down as much as without the treatment.. The thermal images in the inset show how this works brilliantly for Red Bull Racing.. All three are shots from an onboard camera on Sebastian Vettel s car at Circuit of the Americas during Q1 at the US Grand Prix.. The first is taken on approach to turn 19, the second shows the turn-in point on turn 19, and the one below shows him at the end of the pit straight, before braking.. It is evident that in all three images, the rim is relatively warm, and that by the end of the straight, the tyres are still lighting up across the entire thread s width.. Similar images from Mercedes AMG show similar, but less pronounced effects, while on the Ferrari the wheel was not marked as hot by the thermal camera, indicating a lower temperature than with the other teams.. Even though it is still early days and nobody knows yet what will be the operating temperatures of the new conservative Pirelli tyres, it is nonetheless very likely that this technology will continue to be used in 2014.. Even more so, with Nanoprom citing the possibility to use their coatings on composites and aluminium, it is nearly sure that it is or will be used on parts of the engine as well.. 02 Nov 2013, 13:25.. Williams started the Abu Dhabi weekend by fitting Pastor Maldonado s FW35 with a non-coanda exhaust configuration, trying to do some testing for 2014 where such an exhaust will be entirely banned.. Even though the exhaust positions are not quite what it will have to be in 2014- where a single exhaust pipe in the centre of the car will be mandatory - , the team hoped that be removing the exhaust channel (inset) they would get more consistent readings that are not that much influenced by the exhaust flow.. While Valtteri Bottas was also trying some 2014 parts, the team and Pastor found such improvements in the package without Coanda exhaust that the team decided to fit both cars with this package for the remainder of the weekend.. The results do pose a few questions on what is really going on at Williams.. It s also not clear whether the test at Abu Dhabi are the result of Pat Symonds influence to the team, but at least now the team appears to have accidentally stumbled on one of the major culprits of their troubled FW35.. The thing is that Williams have never been able to get the Coanda exhaust perfectly right, and they have never denied it either.. At the final pre-season test of the season, in March this year at Barcelona, the team also came up with a.. ramp style exhaust similar to Red Bull and Lotus.. However, the team found it wasn t working as expected, forcing a return to the McLaren style Coanda exhaust.. Strangely however, this had worked well for McLaren in 2012, but Williams failed to get it working entirely as predicted in the wind tunnel, suggesting that the team is currently struggling with wind tunnel to track correlation, as was Ferrari last year.. It s been well documented that the Coanda exhaust is difficult to simulate in a windtunnel, as the flow is generated by the engine, acting as a very powerful air pump pushing out hot gases.. Pumping air through pipes within the wind tunnel model is difficult enough already, leaving alone that this air needs to be heated.. If you consider that F1 wind tunnels are all closed circuit systems, a hot exhaust flow would increase overall air temperature within the tunnel very soon, making further tests impossible until the tunnel is cooled down again.. This complexity is exactly why many teams were seen on-track running pitot tube arrays and heat cameras  ...   during FP2 for back-to-back comparisons.. The new wing features a longer base plane and an extra slot on the innermost part of the flaps.. The team though found that the effectiveness of the wing was slightly hampered by tyre marbles getting stuck in between the flaps, disrupting airflow.. Along with an attempt to add downforce at the front, the rear also featured modifications.. The rear wing is again the high downforce specification seen at Hungary, including monkey seat and the slits at the trailing edges of the endplates.. An evolution of a diffuser tested at Monza was also fitted to the car briefly at one point while also testing a more conventional version, also with the gurney curving over the edges of the diffuser.. Interestingly, the prototype diffuser features a small curvature behind the cut-out in the floor to help get more exhaust gases underneath the floor to feed the diffuser and seal it from the rear wheels wake.. 1 comments.. McLaren runs simplest front wing of the year.. 09 Sep 2013, 22:58.. The McLaren MP4-28 hasn t been the greatest car of the year, particularly because of the change to a pull rod front suspension.. The team admitted earlier that this is one of the reasons why the car is underperforming, as the aerodynamic effects of this change affected the entire car.. McLaren largely underestimated the effort if would take, and consequently started changing the front wing early in the season to try to get the car back on track.. The result is a fairly simple front wing, especially compared to that of Red Bull or Ferrari, designs that famously feature a record 6 slots and 7 elements just ahead of the front wheels.. McLaren took a more conservative route that is even more obvious on the Monza wing after the team removed the cascades.. The upper flap was also considerably slimmed down for obvious drag reduction.. Lotus tries extended wheelbase, no racing yet.. 07 Sep 2013, 13:01.. Lotus have been talking up their extended wheelbase E21 for a while now, but after strength testing was not completed in time ahead of the Belgian GP, its debut came at Monza.. The team brought two sets of parts and opted to give Raikkonen only a chance to try it out in the Friday sessions.. The Finn though believed there was little or no performance gain in it, underlined by the fact that he and Grosjean - who still ran the shorter version - set identical best laptimes during FP2.. While usual wheelbase extensions are done by adding a spacer in between the gearbox and the engine, Lotus opted for a simpler solution by modified only the front suspension.. While the pick up points remained the same, the frontal suspension arms are now angled less backward, moving the wheel forward relative to the chassis.. Depending on the source, this increases the wheelbase between 7 to 10cm.. Because this also moves the front wheel axle forward, the nose also needed to be elongated, as the front wing had to be moved forward as well to comply with the regulations.. Interestingly, the longer nose also saw the camera pickup points move forward, move further than the extension of the nose itself.. The change was thought of to change the weight transfer characteristics of the car, but should also enable a small aerodynamic gain as the front wheels are now further ahead of the sidepods.. Even though Lotus is convinced of its advantages, the suspension was replaced again on the #7 car on Friday night, reverting Raikkonen to the regular version.. Team principal Eric Boullier however confirmed that it will definitely be seen again in future races.. Red Bull pulling all stops for Monza.. 06 Sep 2013, 18:10.. Red Bull Racing appears extremely determined to break the competition and secure the titles as soon as possible to be able to focus 100% on the 2014 project.. As Monza hasn t been the strongest of venues for RBR, the team has gradually been pinpointing its weakest points and improving those, resulting in the impressive form displayed by the RB9 on Friday.. The team have basically brought two new front wing configurations.. The first one featuring a cut out upper flap as used by Sebastian Vettel most of the day.. Another version was likely shipped in in the morning, and lacked the stacked elements, with only a vortex generator - featuring the logo of Simply, the team s new partner - remaining on the front wing.. That as well was used by Vettel (see inset).. Mark Webber meanwhile used the Belgian front wing specification.. At the rear, the diffuser that was already briefly tested at Spa-Francorchamps made its return, featuring a gurney at the outer edges of the diffuser.. The outer edges are also tapering down more than the previous diffuser, directing the extracted air more rearward, rather than outward and into the wake of the rear wheel.. Finally, the rear wing.. One would think that the very shallow rear wing from Spa-Francorchamps would be used again too, but instead it was not seen again.. It may be that the team found its benefits too small, warranting a further improvement of the design.. Still featuring closed endplates without louvres on the high pressure size of the wing, the main plane is now curved downward in the middle.. It s similar in concept to.. the one seen at Spa.. , except that at Spa the profile was straight with the leading edge slightly curved up in the middle.. Ferrari's Monza package, front end.. 06 Sep 2013, 16:24.. Ferrari have traditionally put a lot of effort into their home Grand Prix package, and this year is no different, although it seems that the other top teams have put in quite some effort as well.. Contrary to Spa-Francorchamps where one needs great front stability along with less drag, Monza is even more about drag reduction and top speeds, as there are less corners that require a large amount of front downforce.. Just like many other teams, Ferrari brought a new front wing that features no stacked elements, along with a single, differently shaped flap.. The interesting bits are the two vortex generators, standing vertically on the wing s main plane.. The result are two vortixes immediately ahead of the inner sidewall of the tyre.. It looks likely that the team hereby attempt to ease airflow over the front wheel, while on the inside of the wheels swirls air down towards the ground.. One other interesting element is the nose, which again features a small bulge underneath, contrary to the nose raced at Spa.. Even though Fernando Alonso was also seen running with an older front wing with stacked elements, the bulge underneath the nose is a constant, at a circuit where one could expect teams to remove the bulge.. Also notice that along with the different nose, the cameras have been relocated from in between the front wing pillars to immediately ahead of the steering arm.. ,.. 44.. Next.. Found a car update? Let us know!.. Blog categories..

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    Descriptive info: General.. Cars don t drive on their own, and it brings a lot preparation with it before a car can be produced.. The official F1 championship revealed to the most inner part.. 09-12-2013.. Looking back on the Sauber C31.. 12-07-2013.. Sauber s Gianpaolo Dall ara and Matt Morris talk to Ian Bamsey to have a look at the team s highly succesful Sauber C31.. Cockpit.. 12-03-2013.. Ever since the fifties, Formula One drivers have seats that put them in a very laydown position for performance benefits.. F1 rules and stats 2010-2019.. 05-03-2013.. An overview of the regulation changes and several yearly statistics about this period in the history of F1.. Toro Rosso STR8 launch - technical analysis.. 05-02-2013.. Toro Rosso launched its STR8 a single evening before the start of winter testing, and upon its unveiling immediately drew attention to the host of changes that were put on the car.. In focus.. All Time Formula One Records.. Construction Of An F1 Car.. Deadly Crashed F1 Drivers.. Driver Equipment.. Driving Techniques.. F1 Constructors Champions.. F1 Drivers Champions.. F1  ...   Construction.. Signalling Flags.. Steering Wheel.. More articles.. 04-02-2013.. Mercedes F1W04 launch - technical analysis.. 03-02-2013.. Red Bull RB9 launch - technical analysis.. 02-02-2013.. Sauber C32 launch - technical analysis.. Ferrari F138 launch - technical analysis.. 15-10-2012.. An insight into throttle mapping.. 04-10-2012.. An insight into pedal mapping.. 06-06-2012.. Allison sheds a light on Lotus' mistakes.. 08-11-2011.. 2011 Season Pit Stop Analysis.. 26-10-2011.. So you want to own an F1 car?.. 25-10-2011.. Simulation to prepare for a new track.. 14-12-2010.. F1 2011 regulations analysed.. 07-09-2010.. McLaren car updates: Launch to Hungary.. 15-04-2010.. Life on the road: keeping cars healthy.. 31-03-2010.. Coping with the heat.. 08-03-2010.. What’s new with pit stops for 2010?.. 07-01-2010.. Improving track safety with passive external airbags.. 01-09-2009.. F1 supplier BERUf1 starts US operations.. 29-01-2009.. A scientific approach to 2009 F1 regulations.. 22-12-2008.. Car build by Williams' Jonathan Finch.. 01-12-2008.. From grooved tyres to slicks.. Share your paper.. If you have written a paper or performed some computer analysis, we look forward to publish it for you.. Get in touch now and mail to.. share@f1technical.. net..

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  • Title: Technical : Aerodynamics - F1technical.net
    Descriptive info: Aerodynamics.. Technical : Aerodynamics.. Due to the little development areas left for engine improvements, aerodynamics are now the most important area for improving the performance of a Formula One car.. The modelling is nowadays so complex that some teams have more than 100 people employed to design aero bits to improve the car s efficiency.. The study of aerodynamics influences the way a car cuts through air, aiming to reduce its drag while at the same time adding downforce.. All teams are continuously introducing updates, even for gains as small as hundredths of seconds per lap.. Such small gains are currently designed and modelled with CFD software, running on ever improving computer grids.. After scale production, the elements are tested in state-of-the-art wind tunnels after which final production can start.. Nose Cone design.. 01-09-2013.. When Tyrell introduced the first car with a high nose cone in 1990, the car was not at the top of the field and raised a lot of questions about its efficiency Yet it became the standard somehow.. Analysis: blown diffusers, before the cut.. 23-06-2011.. Ahead of the  ...   14-05-2009.. Aerodynamics is the science that studies objects moving through air.. It is closely related to fluid dynamics as air is considered a compressible fluid.. Nowadays, aerodynamics is by far the most important aspect of an F1 car.. The final result of the regulation changes.. 25-03-2009.. Formula One cars have changed considerably because of the regulation changes.. While the new bounding box and possibilities are clear, we take a look at what the designers have finally come up with.. Aerodynamic Study Of The CDG Concept.. Aerodynamics In Racing.. Fluent Aerodynamic Simulation.. Front Wing Aerodynamics.. Nose Cone Design.. Rear Wing Aerodynamics.. Rear Wing CFD Analysis.. SCCR Race Car CFD Analysis.. Wind Tunnels.. 19-02-2009.. Visualising the aerodynamic rules of 2009.. 06-12-2008.. Wind tunnels still play a critical role in a car's success on the track.. 07-02-2008.. A necessity in F1: the wind tunnel.. 09-01-2008.. What do we understand by aerodynamics in F1?.. CFD discussed by Honda's Henrik Diamant.. 20-08-2007.. Toyota's view on aerodynamics.. 10-01-2007.. The Honda wind tunnel.. 06-09-2006.. The importance of aerodynamics.. 25-10-2005.. The FIA's new CDG wing.. 14-02-2004.. CFD simulation at Williams..

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  • Title: Technical : Mechanics - F1technical.net
    Descriptive info: Mechanics.. Technical : Mechanics.. The mechanical properties of a Formula One car are still very important, despite having suffered under the discovery of aerodynamics over time.. Apart from the regular strength improvements and weight reduction that is continuously investigated, the suspension is of particular interest to current car development.. With the single tyre supplier that Formula One now has, all teams are greatly investing in suspension improvements, trying to make better use of the tyres than others.. Being able to run the car at all time with the optimum tyre temperature is a considerable advantage.. More information can be found in the articles below.. 15-10-2013.. Ian Bamsey reports in unprecedented detail on the Cosworth CA, the first Formula One engine to reach 20,000 rpm on track.. 01-10-2013.. In part 5, Richard Ronc reviews if the technological investment in KERS was really worth anything for the sport, or for the carmakers in general.. KERS in F1, the electrical solution.. 19-09-2013.. In part 4, Richard Ronc checks out the current battery alternative, and why  ...   what alternatives were investigated.. Brake System.. Carbon Fibre.. Dry Sump Lubrication In F1 Engines.. Electronics.. Exhaust Piping.. Formula One Engines.. Monocoque Chassis.. Steering Column.. Suspension.. Traction Control.. Transmission.. Tyre Use In Formula One.. Wheel Rims And Tethers.. 24-07-2013.. KERS in F1, what does it offer?.. 16-07-2013.. KERS in F1, a ruleset for innovation.. 21-03-2013.. Renault explains F1 engine throttles.. 17-11-2011.. PLAN 2, Torque and Power.. 02-11-2011.. 10 years of naturally aspirated BMW engines.. 25-08-2011.. Looking back on Toyota F1 engine development.. 12-10-2010.. Toyota's RVX-09 V8 engine uncovered.. 11-05-2009.. New ceramic coating to protect composites from heat.. 07-04-2009.. BERU f1systems introduce new IR tyre sensor.. 18-03-2009.. Tackling KERS in Formula One.. 19-10-2008.. The shape of a Formula One tyre.. 27-09-2008.. J-Dampers in Formula One.. 01-07-2008.. Track surfaces and grip in F1.. 19-07-2006.. The fuel flap and actuator.. 27-06-2006.. Tyres crucial at Indianapolis.. 21-06-2006.. A day in the life of a tyre fitter.. 22-03-2006.. Starter motor.. 28-10-2005.. Role of a Michelin technician.. 20-08-2004.. Hisao Suganuma, Bridgestone.. 17-03-2004.. How to keep an F1 car cool..

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  • Title: Article index - F1technical.net
    Descriptive info: F1 Database.. Latest updates.. Ferrari went on from the championship winning F1-2000 with the same basic structure, relying on steady development of its engine and gearbox to form the core of t.. The RB8 is the fourth evolution of a concept started by Newey and his team with the RB5 in 2009.. It turned out to be a rather complex evolution however as the mod.. The RB9 was unveiled at Red Bull Racing HQ in Milton Keynes on February 3.. A short launch where no media were allowed to take pictures displayed a baseline car th.. Lotus presented their 2013 contender on 28 January at the team s base in Enstone, UK.. The car thanks its name to it being the 21st car built and designed at.. Williams F1 launched its 2013 race car the FW35, at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain on 19th February 2013 after completing the first test of the winter with a m.. The Caterham CT03 is the second car fielded by the team under its Caterham name, but is not named CT02 because that is a road car project the team (not the F1 div.. The F138 is the fifty ninth car built by Ferrari specifically for Formula One.. It was launched at Maranello on February  ...   FIA forbade movable skirts at the side of the car, and thus seriously limiting the ground effect of cars drastically.. Steady skirts 60mm from th.. The STR8 is the first Toro Rosso built under the leadership of James Key and Luca Furbatto, both new within the team.. The car was launched in the evening of 4 Feb.. Marussia presented its car on 5 February on the straight of Circuito de Jerez, early in the morning before testing kicked off.. It is the first car for the team wi.. Sauber unveiled their C32 at their headquarters in Hinwill on February 2, 3 days ahead of the first winter test at Jerez.. It is the first car designed entirely un.. Mercedes AMG F1 W03.. The Mercedes AMG F1 W03 was destined to be the car for Mercedes to step up after two year of relative trouble and disappointment.. There s certainly no lack o.. Technical regulations.. F1 rules and stats 1950-1959.. F1 rules and stats 1960-1969.. F1 rules and stats 1970-1979.. F1 rules and stats 1980-1989.. F1 rules and stats 1990-1999.. F1 rules and stats 2000-2009.. Teams of 2013.. Caterham F1.. Force India F1.. Marussia F1 Team.. McLaren International Ltd.. Mercedes AMG F1.. Sauber F1 Team.. Scuderia Ferrari SpA.. Williams F1.. All F1 teams ever..

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