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Late front wing development on 2012’s fastest car 17th December 2012, 9:44

The McLaren MP4-27 was the fastest car of 2012 – and it won the final two races of the year after a subtle but significant front wing tweak.

Why covered cockpits and wheels may be F1’s future 22nd August 2012, 12:03

The days of open cockpits and uncovered wheels may become a thing of the past – and not just on safety grounds.

Top teams remain close as McLaren peg back Red Bull 8th August 2012, 12:50

As we pass the halfway point in the 2012 season the data shows we are yet to see any one team take a clear lead in car development.

Red Bull boost diffuser performance with twin tunnels 6th August 2012, 13:00

Red Bull have persevered with their sidepod bodywork which gave them a few headaches earlier in the year. Here’s how it works.

Sauber reveal more pictures of their sliced F1 car 24th July 2012, 10:30

Sauber reveal new pictures of their 2008 BMW-Sauber F1.08 car sliced in half.

How Ferrari solved their exhaust problem 5th July 2012, 11:45

John Beamer examines the progress Ferrari have made by changing the position of their exhaust exits.

Williams’ low-downforce concave rear wing 18th June 2012, 12:30

Williams raced a special low-downforce rear wing at the Canadian Grand Prix – John Beamer looks at how it works.

Sauber cut an F1 car in half and reveal what’s inside 30th May 2012, 13:24

Sauber cut an F1 car in half to show how its insides are laid out for this fascinating video.

Why McLaren turned their nose up

McLaren jumped on the high-nose bandwagon at the Spanish Grand Prix. John Beamer explains why.

Williams take a step forward with improved compact gearbox 24th April 2012, 13:19

John Beamer explains how Williams have refined the radical gearbox they developed last year – and produced a more competitive car.

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