F1 technology articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Three key changes expected on next year’s F1 cars 17th August 2014, 11:47

Nose design is one of three areas where the 2015 F1 cars will be significantly different from the current models.

Ferrari reveal telemetry lap of the Hungaroring 7th August 2014, 11:57

Ferrari show how telemetry is used to help their drivers identify why they are gaining or losing time relative to their team mates.

Power unit penalties to shape second half of season 16th July 2014, 12:24

The F1 season reaches its halfway point this weekend but some teams are already facing penalties for using too many power unit components under complicated new rules.

Ferrari’s unusual approach to F1′s new nose rules 25th April 2014, 12:15

Ferrari’s aerodynamics has been a weakness for them in recent seasons but their approach to F1′s complicated new nose rules shows fresh thinking at work.

Technical updates ahead of the Australian Grand Prix 13th March 2014, 10:16

The final pre-season test in Bahrain saw the teams continue to work on ensuring their cars run reliably in hotter conditions. Here’s a look at the changes to the cars at the final test.

The first technical innovations of 2014 in detail 12th February 2014, 12:44

Every team bar Lotus turned up to the first test with new cars built to drastically changed regulations. John Beamer casts his eye over the notable innovations.

Why ‘full throttle’ doesn’t mean ‘full power’ any more 6th February 2014, 12:02

Formula One’s new generation of engines have to balance power against economy, meaning ‘full throttle’ and ‘full power’ are no longer the same thing,

Design trends on the first new cars of 2014 27th January 2014, 12:06

John Beamer looks at how the first teams to reveal their 2014 cars have talked this year’s new rules.

Why the new fuel limit is one of 2014′s toughest rules 15th January 2014, 12:15

As well as getting to grips with the new engine rules for 2014 teams also have to master restrictions on fuel use, which will be especially tough at certain tracks.

Why F1 cars keep getting heavier 20th August 2013, 11:00

The minimum weight for Formula One cars is set to jump from 642kg to 690kg in 2014 – well up from the original 1961 limit of 450kg. Why do F1 cars keep getting heavier?