McLaren have come up with one of the more interesting solutions addressing the new restrictions on exhausts for 2012.
With few major changes in the technical rules for 2012, could teams have more scope to innovate? John Beamer looks at the season ahead.
Guest writer John Beamer concludes his look at the technical developments so far this year.
Guest writer John Beamer examines how Ferrari and McLaren have caught Red Bull.
Guest writer John Beamer reviews the technical changes on the cars at the Canadian Grand Prix.
John Beamer examines the hot topics of exhaust-blown diffusers and the 2013 engine rules.
In the first of a two-part series looking F1 technology in 2011, John Beamer talks tyres and DRS.
Guest writer John Beamer reviews the innovations on the 2011 F1 cars revealed so far.
Guest writer John Beamer looks at the technical updates on the cars in the final races of 2010.
Guest writer John Beamer looks over the technical updates from the Japanese Grand Prix. As expected the Red Bulls were the class of the field at Suzuka. The advantage mostly came in the first sector where the RB6 had a four tenths of a second advantage over Ferrari and McLaren ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ all three were evenly … Continue reading Technical review: Japanese Grand Prix
Guest writer John Beamer reviews the technical updates from Singapore and looks ahead to the next round at Suzuka. The Marina Bay circuit is one of highest downforce tracks and the first since Hungary where cars ran in a high downforce configuration. The next tracks all place high demands on downforce, meaning Singapore typically represents … Continue reading Technical review: Singapore Grand Prix
Guest writer John Beamer looks at the technical developments at the Italian Grand Prix. The fine balance involved in setting up a Formula 1 car was a major talking point at Monza as never before. It all revolved around the decisions teams had to make about whether to run their F-ducts or not – and … Continue reading Technical review: Italian Grand Prix
Superficially, Spa was a bit of a head-scratcher. Four weeks earlier, in Hungary, McLaren were 1.3 seconds off the pace of Red Bull. How was the Woking-based outfit able to more than claw back that deficit at Belgium – despite having had a mandatory two-week factory shut down between the races?
Looking back on the technical developments from Hockenheim and the Hungaroring, here?σΤιΌΤδσs John Beamer. As Mark Webber said the list of accusations thrown at Red Bull is starting to look silly. First we had the trick ride height system, then illegal suspension fairings and now flexing front wings. In the midst of all this teams … Continue reading Technical review: German and Hungarian Grands Prix
Looking back on the technical developments from Silverstone, here’s John Beamer. Silverstone was always pegged as a Red Bull track and a 0.7s qualifying gap confirmed it as such. To see the RB6’s superiority one need look no further than Abbey where it had an astonishing 10mph exit speed advantage. That is why the rest … Continue reading Technical review: British Grand Prix
A raft of updates appeared on several of the front-running cars in Valencia. As in 2009 when Brawn dominated the first half of the season with its double diffuser, Red Bull has enjoyed a similar performance advantage this year. The key difference is that in the first few races no-one could put a finger on … Continue reading Technical review: European Grand Prix
Tyres, not F-ducts, provided the talking point in the Canadian Grand Prix. Guest writer John Beamer reviews the technical developments in the last round. At Montreal conventional wisdom was proven right. McLaren’s straight-line speed advantage, driven by a fully working F-duct and the Mercedes engine (worth up to 30bhp) allowed it to secure a one-two … Continue reading Technical review: Canadian Grand Prix
How did McLaren get on terms with Red Bull in Istanbul? F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer takes a look at the changes to the cars in Istanbul. On the face of it the Turkish Grand Prix should have been an easy one-two for Red Bull. The Milton Keynes-based outfit had almost a second a … Continue reading Technical review: Turkish Grand Prix
John Beamer reviews the technical developments at the Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix. Barcelona and Monaco couldn’t be more different in what they demand from an F1 car. Barcelona is the ultimate test of aerodynamic efficiency, whereas Monaco is a drivers’ circuit, which rewards ability and confidence more than anywhere else on the calendar. With … Continue reading Technical review: Spain and Monaco
The next round at Barcelona will be a feast for technology fans as teams bring their biggest updates yet to their 2010 cars. John Beamer looks at the developments so far this year and what to expect in Spain. Despite spending the first four races far from home the rate of development has been impressive … Continue reading Technical review: the fly-away races