Features

  • 2014 engines: Heat management

    2014 engines: Heat management

    By on in Mechanics

    Ian Bamsey visits Brixworth and Viry Chatillon to find out what we can expect from Formula One’s radical new powertrain technology


  • KERS in F1, the early alternatives

    KERS in F1, the early alternatives

    By on in Mechanics

    In part 3, Richard Ronc checks what KERS meant for Formula One in the early days, and what alternatives were investigated.


  • Nose Cone design

    Nose Cone design

    By on in Aerodynamics

    When Tyrell introduced the first car with a high nose cone in 1990, the car was not at the top of the field and raised a lot of questions about its efficiency Yet it became the standard somehow...


  • Formula One regulations

    Formula One regulations

    By on in Regulations

    F1 is largely defined by a big set of technical and sporting regulations and here we look at why all these rules are in place.


  • KERS in F1, what does it offer?

    KERS in F1, what does it offer?

    By on in Mechanics

    In part 2, Richard Ronc checks what KERS really offers to Formula One, and if it's really worth the development.


  • KERS in F1, a ruleset for innovation

    KERS in F1, a ruleset for innovation

    By on in Mechanics

    In a series of articles, Richard Ronc takes a deep look into the history of KERS in its current ruleset.


  • Looking back on the Sauber C31

    Looking back on the Sauber C31

    By on in Technical

    Sauber's Gianpaolo Dall'ara and Matt Morris talk to Ian Bamsey to have a look at the team's highly succesful Sauber C31.


  • Wheel rims and tethers

    Wheel rims and tethers

    By on in Mechanics

    The rim is the connection point between the tyre, which is the only part of the car to make contact with the road, and the chassis itself.


  • Renault explains F1 engine throttles

    Renault explains F1 engine throttles

    By on in Mechanics

    Throttles are one of the most important components in an F1 engine. Renault Sport F1 gives an explanation of throttle designs and how that evolved in F1.


  • Cockpit

    Cockpit

    By on in F1

    Ever since the fifties, Formula One drivers have seats that put them in a very laydown position for performance benefits.