Hurry up and weightVyssion & 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.
How the head protection system is createdBy Balazs Szabo on in F1
Formula One's much discussed halo is stury enough to support two African elephants. But how is it really manufactured?
Formula 1 Aerodynamics – Basics of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, part IBy Vanja Hasanovic on in Aerodynamics
Unique article covering the basics of fluid mechanics, which those fond of aerodynamics should find useful.
Formula 1 Aerodynamics - IntroductionBy Vanja Hasanovic on in Aerodynamics
Introductory article for an upcoming series of Formula 1 articles about aerodynamics in general, race car aerodynamics – primarily Formula 1 and other open-wheel series.
Visualising the technical rules: 2017/2018 front wing dimensionsBy Andy Urlings on in Regulations
This article will give an introduction into the current technical rule book how descriptions are translated into the elaborate pieces of the front wing.
Launch analysis: Red Bull RB14
Monday saw Aston Martin Red Bull release the first pictures of its brand new RB14, just before the car was sent out on a wet Silverstone track for a shakedown and filming opportunity.
Launch analysis: Alfa Romeo Sauber C37
Few could have predicted the outcome of Sauber's car launch, but in reality, the car that is officially named Alfa Romeo Sauber C37 turned out to be one of the most interesting of the launched cars thus far.
Launch analysis: Williams FW41
Williams have recently unveiled their new FW41 in an extraordinary launch that featured a projection of a clip, without actually displaying the real car. The team however did reveal two dark-ish images, from which we can make some conclusions.
McLaren MCL32 - Technical ImpressionBy Andy Urlings on in Technical
A close look at the McLaren MCL32 as it was launched and tested during the first Barcelona pre-season test
Ferrari SF70H - Technical impression
Ferrari's 2017 contender was launched in a brief online clip before it was sent out on track at Fiorano. The scarlet car of the upcoming F1 season features a number of highly impressive design cues, but as always, much more development is expected.