F1 technology archive

How teams are clawing back rear-end downforce 29th September 2014, 12:43

Changes in the 2014 rule book aimed to cut how much downforce teams could generate at the rear of the car. But inventive designers are trying to claw it back.

From one extreme to another: Monza’s low drag wings 16th September 2014, 13:57

While this weekend’s race at Singapore demands a maximum downforce set-up, in the last two races teams used their thinnest wings in pursuit of higher speeds.

How the 2015 rules aim to fix ugly F1 noses 3rd September 2014, 12:10

For next year the FIA intends to change rules which created an ugly generation of F1 cars. Here’s how the new noses may look in 2015.

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,