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  • The Ground Effect

    The Ground Effect

    By Vyssion and jjn9128 on in Aerodynamics

    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.


  • Formula 1 Aerodynamics – Basics of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, part II

    Formula 1 Aerodynamics – Basics of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, part II

    By Vanja Hasanovic on in Aerodynamics

    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

    Why the 2019 regulation changes have teams worried

    By Vyssion and jjn9128 on in F1

    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

    Technical developments – German GP

    By on in F1

    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

    Transforming Chaos; the Law of Nature, into Order; The Law of Man

    By Vyssion and jjn9128 on in Aerodynamics

    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

    Le Mans 24: Braking performance versus F1

    By on in Technical

    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

    Evolution of aerodynamic testing in F1 - Measurements

    Vyssion & jjn9128 on in Aerodynamics

    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

    Evolution of aerodynamic testing in F1 - Windtunnels

    Vyssion & jjn9128 on in Aerodynamics

    In this series of articles, we explain aerodynamic testing and how it evolved through time. Part 1 focuses on the windtunnel design and evolution..


  • Technical Analysis: 2018 Barcelona McLaren Nosecone, pt. 1 regulatory framework

    Technical Analysis: 2018 Barcelona McLaren Nosecone, pt. 1 regulatory framework

    By on in F1

    In this series of 3 articles we will discuss what the new McLaren nose cone does and what the team had to do to achieve this radical piece, as there were a lot of regulatory and structural barriers in place.


  • Hurry up and weight

    Hurry up and weight

    Vyssion & jjn9128 on in Mechanics

    The introduction of the halo head protection system for 2018 brought about the seventh increase in the minimum car weight in the last nine years, with another weight increase being promised for 2019; adding 6kg for driver equivalency ballast.