Features

  • Rake angle on a F1 car

    Rake angle on a F1 car

    By T. Briet, E. Scalabroni, N. Sanchez on in Aerodynamics

    Formula One has recently been dominated by two very different car design philosophies. To end the speculation, we do an analysis of the effects of high rake car design.


  • Bye Bye Bargeboards (Bargeboards Goodbye): An Ode to the Bargeboard

    Bye Bye Bargeboards (Bargeboards Goodbye): An Ode to the Bargeboard

    By Joshua Newbon on in Aerodynamics

    With the 2022 rule change on the horizon bargeboards will no longer be a feature of F1 cars, but what are they, how do they work, and will F1’s designers be able to replicate their function in 2022?


  • 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?


  • Honda reveals insight into 2021 power unit

    Honda reveals insight into 2021 power unit

    By on in Technical

    As it embarked its last year in Formula One, Honda have given a unique insight into the development process of the company's brand new 2021 power unit.


  • 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.