- By Steven De Groote on in Aerodynamics
Wind tunnels in general are used for testing purposes and aerodynamical optimization. They are specially designed to simulate airflow like in open air and flow velocity as close as possible to the situation on a racetrack.
Carbon fibre these days is the most important material in F1. After McLaren introduced it in the early 80's and the FIA understood the advantages, is is now considered a must to meet the safety regulations.
Race review and technical round-up of the Hungarian Grand Prix 2002 at Budapest
As racing performance is not entirely about a car's properties, we look into the different driving techniques.
An overview of the approximate team's budgets during the 1999 season, along with estimated driver income that same year
Following the small line in the Autosport International article, Race Tech has done two follow-up articles on Through Shaft Dampers (TSDs). One on the Penske example, and a further one on TSDs from Sachs Race Engineering.
"Ride height" is a term I'm sure most F1 fans have heard at one time or another. It is essentially the distance between the base of the car and the ground.