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  • How the bodywork rules shape Formula 1 cars (long read)

    How the bodywork rules shape Formula 1 cars (long read)

    jjn on in Regulations

    It has long been said that the FIA are restricting freedoms in the design of F1 cars with ever more restrictive regulations; but how restrictive are the rules, and by what means do the FIA force particular shapes?


  • Launch analysis: Mercedes AMG F1 W12

    Launch analysis: Mercedes AMG F1 W12

    By on in Technical

    Mercedes have enjoyed an incredible run of success, but judging at comments made at and before the launch of their W12, it appears they haven't shown the slightest whim of complacency.


  • Correia Racing: The Portuguese F1 team that never was

    Correia Racing: The Portuguese F1 team that never was

    By on in F1

    The uncompleted journey of setting up a Portuguese Formula One team. Between 2015 and 2018, João Correia and Rui Pinto investigated the possibilities but eventually opted out of it.


  • Head to head: Williams FW42 vs Williams FW43

    Head to head: Williams FW42 vs Williams FW43

    By on in Technical

    Williams appears to be back on the right track, with the car build timed perfectly and running fine on the first day of testing. But what exactly is differerent on their new FW43 compared to the troubled 2019 car?


  • Launch analysis: Ferrari SF1000

    Launch analysis: Ferrari SF1000

    By on in Aerodynamics

    Ferrari unveiled their SF1000 and named it "radical evolution" of its predecessor. But, is it? We take a closer look at what's of note on the newest Ferrari F1 car.


  • CFD Analysis of 2021 Rules

    CFD Analysis of 2021 Rules

    jjn & Vyssion on in Technical

    F1technical take a look at the aerodynamics of an F1 car designed to the 2021 regulations as compared to the modified Perrin F1 model used in previous studies.


  • 2021 bodywork rules analysed - Part 1

    2021 bodywork rules analysed - Part 1

    By on in Regulations

    The culmination of two years of research concluded on October 31st when FOM and the FIA jointly presented the rules for 2021 in Austin.


  • It will all come out in the wash

    It will all come out in the wash

    jjn, Vyssion & Vanja on in Aerodynamics

    In our second investigation of the aerodynamics of the 2019 regulations we take a look at how an Alfa Romeo/Ferrari inspired front wing affects the aerodynamics of a Formula 1 car.


  • How the 2019 regulations have affected the aerodynamics of F1 cars

    How the 2019 regulations have affected the aerodynamics of F1 cars

    jjn, Vyssion &Vanja on in Technical

    The 2019 rule changes were conceived to reduce the negative impact of the aerodynamic wake on a following car. On the eve of the 2019 season we take a look at the aerodynamic effect of the new regulations using a modified Perrinn F1 car.


  • F1 rules and stats 2010-2019

    F1 rules and stats 2010-2019

    By on in Regulations