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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.

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.

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