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  • An insight into throttle mapping

    An insight into throttle mapping

    By on in Technical

    The torque map is probably the single most important reference map used in Formula 1 engine management. It is the fingerprint of an engine and of critical importance for engine engineers to help optimise the on track engine performance.


  • An insight into pedal mapping

    An insight into pedal mapping

    By on in Technical

    Pedal maps are one of the main factors which allow to match an engine's feel to a driver's requirements. David Lamb, the Renault engine engineer for Williams F1 gives an insight into what they are and how they can be tuned.


  • Allison sheds a light on Lotus' mistakes

    Allison sheds a light on Lotus' mistakes

    By on in F1

    Lotus' technical director James Allison talks to Ian Bamsey about the mistakes made in the past, the front exhaust exits of 2011 and how the team recovers.


  • PLAN 2, Torque and Power

    PLAN 2, Torque and Power

    By on in Mechanics

    To clarify the relation between power and torque, engine designer Roy Franklin takes a deeper look in the PLAN calculation method.


  • 2011 Season Pit Stop Analysis

    2011 Season Pit Stop Analysis

    By on in F1

    The combination of DRS and Pirelli tyres has made 2011 a bumper year for Formula One, but not just in terms of on-track passing manoeuvres.


  • 10 years of naturally aspirated BMW engines

    10 years of naturally aspirated BMW engines

    By on in Mechanics

    Ian Bamsey of RET discusses BMW’s naturally aspirated Formula One adventure, which embraced some of the most powerful engines of the past decade


  • So you want to own an F1 car?

    So you want to own an F1 car?

    By on in F1

    Ever wanted to own your own F1 car and race it? It is in fact possible, and here's a guide where to start and what it may cost you. If that proves too much, check out a string of memorabilia to own a part of F1 history.


  • Simulation to prepare for a new track

    Simulation to prepare for a new track

    By on in F1

    Simulators have become increasingly important in F1, and they come to good use when visiting new race tracks. Mercedes GP are no different and have simulated the track a lot.


  • Looking back on Toyota F1 engine development

    Looking back on Toyota F1 engine development

    By on in Mechanics

    Ian Bamsey of RET explores the evolution of the Toyota Formula One engine, revealing the technology underpinning modern Grand Prix racing.


  • Analysis: blown diffusers, before the cut

    Analysis: blown diffusers, before the cut

    By on in Aerodynamics

    Ahead of the clampdown on the blown diffusers, we take a look at what the teams currently have and how they came to the solution.