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.
- Wheel rims and tethers 23-03-2013
The rim is the connection point between the tyre, which is the only part of the car to make contact with the road, and the chassis itself.
- Renault explains F1 engine throttles 21-03-2013
Throttles are one of the most important components in an F1 engine. Renault Sport F1 gives an explanation of throttle designs and how that evolved in F1.
- PLAN 2, Torque and Power 16-11-2011
To clarify the relation between power and torque, engine designer Roy Franklin takes a deeper look in the PLAN calculation method.
- 10 years of naturally aspirated BMW engines 02-11-2011
Ian Bamsey of RET discusses BMW’s naturally aspirated Formula One adventure, which embraced some of the most powerful engines of the past decade
- Looking back on Toyota F1 engine development 25-08-2011
Ian Bamsey of RET explores the evolution of the Toyota Formula One engine, revealing the technology underpinning modern Grand Prix racing.
- Bayesian Statistics In Engine Mapping
- Brake System
- Carbon Fibre
- Dry Sump Lubrication In F1 Engines
- Exhaust Piping
- Formula One Engines
|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|
|28-10-2005||Role of a Michelin technician|
|20-08-2004||Hisao Suganuma, Bridgestone|
|17-03-2004||How to keep an F1 car cool|
|29-01-2004||From 111° to 72°: RS24|
|10-01-2004||Painting a car at RenaultF1|
|14-12-2003||Preparing the carbon fibres|
|05-12-2003||Producing the composites - R24|
|28-11-2003||Running on the dyno - R24|
|22-11-2003||Engine mockup to test integration - R24|