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  • 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

  • Measuring aerodynamics at the track

    Measuring aerodynamics at the track

    By jjn & Vyssion on in Aerodynamics

    As the first test for the 2019 Formula 1 season draws to a close we continue our series investigating the aerodynamics of Formula 1 cars, this time looking at how aerodynamic performance is measured at the track.


  • Why are there so many penalties in Formula E?

    Why are there so many penalties in Formula E?

    By on in Other

    After a number of penalties were applied in the opening 3 races of the Formula E season left some fans confused or dissatisfied, we take a look at the reason for the penalties and whether they can be considered fair or excessively punitive.


  • 2019 Front Brake Ducts

    2019 Front Brake Ducts

    By on in Regulations

    Continuing our series analysing the biggest changes in the 2019 bodywork regulations changes, we take a look at the new restrictions for the front brake cooling ducts.


  • 2019 Front Wing Regulations Explained

    2019 Front Wing Regulations Explained

    By on in Regulations

    The 2019 regulations were finally released on Monday, in this article we take a look at how the wording of the front wing rules will restrict design freedom.


  • Variations of vortices: vicious or virtuous?

    Variations of vortices: vicious or virtuous?

    By Vyssion and jjn9128 on in Aerodynamics

    The vortex is part of the common parlance of F1. Vortices have both positive and negative connotations; here 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 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.