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2013 Canadian Grand Prix Technical Round Up

There’s a lot going on behind the scenes on an F1 weekend that we don’t always get to hear enough discussion about. How the cars are set up to specifically suit the track and drivers, what updates are brought to each circuit etc. Here’s a technical roundup of the action packed F1 Canadian Grand Prix. […]

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Revised F1 Tyres To be Used in Canada Free Practice – Pirelli

Pirelli have announced that they will be supplying a revised specification F1 tyre for Friday’s Free Practice at the Canadian Grand Prix. The new revised P Zero White medium compound will only be available in Friday’s Practice Sessions to all the teams and not for the entire race weekend. The new specification tyres, according to […]

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2013 Spanish Grand Prix – F1 Technical Round Up – Part 2

The second part of this f1 technical round up will focus on Sauber, Toro Rosso, Red Bull and Caterham. Sauber: Sauber’s biggest change was the new rear wing. For the first few races the team ran a wing with a dipped central section. This little dip in the middle of the main plane allows for more […]

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2013 Spanish Grand Prix – F1 Technical Round Up – Part 1

Formula 1’s return to Europe this past weekend signaled the first round of major updates for most teams. Since most teams are based in Europe it makes bringing more substantial updates to the cars much more easier. Not that teams don’t update their cars at the fly-away races, but returning to Europe just makes things […]

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Formula One Fuel Systems

The 2013 Formula One season is the last season in which we’ll see the use of the V8 engine formula. Renault – the engine makers behind the Red Bull, Lotus, Williams and Caterham F1 teams discuss their RS27 engine’s intricate fuel system with in this very interesting article. It is a very interesting, in-depth look […]

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Formula One FRIC Suspension

In 2009 Brawn GP had the double diffuser, in 2010 McLaren had the F-Duct, 2011 saw Red Bull pioneer and perfect exhaust blown diffusers. In 2012 we had Mercedes bring out the Double DRS. Every year in Formula One there is a new development that one team brings out and is touted as a game […]

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Bahrain Grand Prix – Alonso’s DRS Dilemma

Fernando Alonso suffered a very unusual DRS failure in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix. The DRS flap got stuck in the open position and way above the 50mm limit. The cause seemed to have been the stopper that sits in the middle part of the rear wing. This little device stops the wing from opening above […]

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Vortex Generators in Formula One

A vortex generator is a small aerodynamic surface which consists of a small vane that creates a vortex. They’re mostly used on aircraft to delay or disturb the separation of the flow of air from the boundary layer of a surface. In Formula One they’re used just above the sidepods of the f1 car to […]

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Formula One Pull Rod vs Push Rod Suspension

Most formula one fans have heard these two terms thrown about but are not really clear on what the difference is between pull rod suspension and push rod suspension on a Formula One car. F1 Madness technical writer, Ritesh K Bhana takes a closer look. At the beginning of the 2012 season we saw Ferrari […]

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