McLaren and Force India’s new noses show there is still room for innovation after the FIA moved to eradicate the ugly designs seen last year.
Why do F1 teams spend millions on their cars and then not put enough fuel in them? And could drivers be stopped from using ‘lift and coast’ instead of driving flat out?
The new year is less than three weeks old but the FIA has already tweaked the engine rules twice. Here’s what it means for the teams and manufacturers in 2015.
F1 teams’ different cooling solution highlights a key advantage those who design their own engines – like Mercedes – have over their customer rivals.
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.
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.
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.
Nose design is one of three areas where the 2015 F1 cars will be significantly different from the current models.
Ferrari show how telemetry is used to help their drivers identify why they are gaining or losing time relative to their team mates.
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 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.
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.
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.
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,
John Beamer looks at how the first teams to reveal their 2014 cars have talked this year’s new rules.
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.
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?
Allowing a racing car to run out of fuel is a failure of the most fundamental kind. So why do F1 teams run into exactly that kind of problem so often?
The DRS rules have been changed this year following objections from some drivers. But teams reckon it should still remain an area for development.
McLaren’s MP4-28 is outwardly similar to its predecessor but the differences between the two run deeper than might seem immediately apparent.