John Beamer - F1 Fanatic archive

Ferrari’s unusual approach to F1′s new nose rules 25th April 2014, 12:15

Ferrari’s aerodynamics has been a weakness for them in recent seasons but their approach to F1′s complicated new nose rules shows fresh thinking at work.

Technical updates ahead of the Australian Grand Prix 13th March 2014, 10:16

The final pre-season test in Bahrain saw the teams continue to work on ensuring their cars run reliably in hotter conditions. Here’s a look at the changes to the cars at the final test.

The first technical innovations of 2014 in detail 12th February 2014, 12:44

Every team bar Lotus turned up to the first test with new cars built to drastically changed regulations. John Beamer casts his eye over the notable innovations.

Design trends on the first new cars of 2014 27th January 2014, 12:06

John Beamer looks at how the first teams to reveal their 2014 cars have talked this year’s new rules.

Why Hamilton and Mercedes could surprise in 2013 14th January 2013, 15:56

Guest writer John Beamer looks at how Mercedes lost their way in 2012 and could bounce back this year as Lewis Hamilton joins them.

Late front wing development on 2012′s fastest car 17th December 2012, 9:44

The McLaren MP4-27 was the fastest car of 2012 – and it won the final two races of the year after a subtle but significant front wing tweak.

Red Bull boost diffuser performance with twin tunnels 6th August 2012, 13:00

Red Bull have persevered with their sidepod bodywork which gave them a few headaches earlier in the year. Here’s how it works.

How Ferrari solved their exhaust problem 5th July 2012, 11:45

John Beamer examines the progress Ferrari have made by changing the position of their exhaust exits.

Williams’ low-downforce concave rear wing 18th June 2012, 12:30

Williams raced a special low-downforce rear wing at the Canadian Grand Prix – John Beamer looks at how it works.

Why McLaren turned their nose up 30th May 2012, 10:56

McLaren jumped on the high-nose bandwagon at the Spanish Grand Prix. John Beamer explains why.