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Pre-season technical review 8th March 2011, 12:45
Guest writer John Beamer reviews the innovations on the 2011 F1 cars revealed so far.
Technical review: End of season 9th December 2010, 17:23
Guest writer John Beamer looks at the technical updates on the cars in the final races of 2010.
Technical review: Japanese Grand Prix 18th October 2010, 7:00
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 […]
Technical review: Singapore Grand Prix 5th October 2010, 16:08
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 […]
Technical review: Italian Grand Prix 20th September 2010, 9:59
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 […]
Technical review: Belgian Grand Prix 6th September 2010, 9:41
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?
Technical review: German and Hungarian Grands Prix 17th August 2010, 19:31
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 […]
Technical review: British Grand Prix 19th July 2010, 7:00
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 […]
Technical review: European Grand Prix 5th July 2010, 12:49
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 […]
Technical review: Canadian Grand Prix 21st June 2010, 9:36
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 […]