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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.

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.