There are loads of facts about F1 cars and their amazing performance. But have you ever considered the design secrets for why they look the way they do? Here are some design secrets behind their scary performance, trademark look, and high price tag.
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Be Amazed at these Top 10 F1 Car Design Secrets! Front and side wings - An F1’s aerodynamics is the most important factor that design engineers have to consider. Controlling aerodynamics at Formula One’s intensity is painfully technical, requiring mastery of down-force and drag, and the front wing is the most important element in this. Airbox - Also known as the engineer intake – the airbox sits right above the driver’s head. It’s crucial that air passes through this opening undisturbed at high velocity, so that the F1’s ten cylinders have good quality air to feed on for combustion. Side pod - Travelling at 200mph takes a lot of power and heat – side pod openings direct air currents for internal cooling. Bargeboards - Bargeboards are the F1’s only parts that do not double as structural components. These sculpted bodywork pieces only serve to maximise aerodynamics and to increase cooling, by channelling air towards the side pods.
Underfloor - An F1’s underfloor alone produces around 40% of the total down-force acting on the car, pressing it to the ground. Rear and side wings - F1’s are perhaps most known for their trademark rear wing. While it looks cool, it’s really a devious feature that adds to the underbody’s drag, and balances the car along its full length. Brakes - F1 drivers are worse than your granddad – they break at the last possible moment as a norm. So obviously there is no room for inaccuracy. Steering wheel - Think of this as the most complicated handheld games console you’ve ever seen – controlling things from rear wing flaps, and radio control to talk to engineers, to steering sensitivity – there’s even a yellow button known as the ‘overtake button’ that, like nitro in The Fast and Furious movies, gives the car a boost of power. Wheels - Formula One tire theory is sometimes referred to as the dark arts – the sheer number of variables, including: temperature, pressure, driving style, track conditions and weather, make it hard to be precise. Carbon-fibre frame - Every part of the F1 car’s bodywork you can see, is made from carbon-fibre. Carbon composite reinforcement is also used for the brake discs.