John Beamer archive
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.
Williams take a step forward with improved compact gearbox 24th April 2012, 13:19
John Beamer explains how Williams have refined the radical gearbox they developed last year – and produced a more competitive car.
The problems with Ferrari’s front pull-rod suspension 28th March 2012, 13:16
Will Ferrari persist with their tricky front pull-rod suspension or abandon it in favour of a more traditional set-up?
How the Red Bull RB8′s exhaust feeds its diffuser 14th March 2012, 11:55
The Red Bull RB8 sported an intricate new exhaust at the final test. John Beamer examines how it tries to replicate the effect of last year’s exhaust-blown diffusers.
Front wing design case study: Mercedes W03 6th March 2012, 12:30
The front wing is a vital part of an F1 car which affects its entire aerodynamic performance. Here’s how Mercedes have designed theirs.
McLaren’s exhaust solution examined 28th February 2012, 13:11
McLaren have come up with one of the more interesting solutions addressing the new restrictions on exhausts for 2012.
How the 2012 rules will influence F1 car design 27th January 2012, 11:09
With few major changes in the technical rules for 2012, could teams have more scope to innovate? John Beamer looks at the season ahead.
Mid-season technical review part 2 25th August 2011, 16:59
Guest writer John Beamer concludes his look at the technical developments so far this year.