In the first of a two-part series looking F1 technology in 2011, John Beamer talks tyres and DRS.
Ahead of this weekend’s round in Greece, guest writer Greg Morland encourages you to watch the WRC.
Onboard video of the Hamilton / Stewart driver swap and a report from Gerard Hetman at the event.
In part two: how to get the best pictures at a Grand Prix weekend.
In part one: choosing a camera and lens, and how to use them.
Read about Damon Smedley’s experience meeting fellow F1 Fanatics in Melbourne last week.
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 ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ all three were evenly … Continue reading Technical review: Japanese Grand Prix
Guest writer Ned Flanders aka Greg picks ten of the great underdog performances in F1. One of the few things the 2010 season has been lacking is a shock underdog triumph. So, for everyone who supports the dark horses of motor racing like I do, here are just a few occasions when the smaller teams … Continue reading Top ten… Underdog triumphs (Video) |
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
F1 Fanatic reader Wei Jian worked as a track marshal during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend. He tells us about his experience recovering cars and reveals some interesting facts about marshalling. Almost a thousand trackside and non-trackside volunteers were on hand to help the Singapore Grand Prix run smoothly. I was one of them, stationed … Continue reading Behind the scenes with a track marshal at the 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?
Guest writer Ned Flanders picks his ten favourite Hermann Tilke designed corners. Hermann Tilke ?Ã³Ã”Ã©Â¼Ã”Ã‡Â£ Formula?Ã³Ã”Ã©Â¼Ã”Ã¤Ã³s 1 circuit guru of the moment ?Ã³Ã”Ã©Â¼Ã”Ã‡Â£ is not one of the most popular figures in F1. But with over half of the 2010 calendar partially or entirely drawn up by Tilke?Ã³Ã”Ã©Â¼Ã”Ã¤Ã³s pen, it?Ã³Ã”Ã©Â¼Ã”Ã¤Ã³s fair to say that modern … Continue reading Top ten… Hermann Tilke corners |
Looking back on the technical developments from Hockenheim and the Hungaroring, here?óÔé¼Ôäós 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
New drivers can demonstrate their potential in GP2, but Duncan Stephen wants to know where the next generation of F1 teams is going to come from. In the coming weeks the FIA is expected to announce the identity of Formula 1’s 13th team for 2011 – if indeed there is going to be one. This … Continue reading Why F1 needs a feeder series for teams
First lap collisions are an occupational hazard for F1 drivers. When it all goes wrong, it goes wrong in a big way – as you can see in this selection of ten of the most spectacular first lap pile-ups.
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
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
Racing cars in football drag? It’s a strange idea but Andy and LJH reckon it works. Here’s why.