F1 technology articles on F1 Fanatic archive

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.

The problems with Ferrari’s front pull-rod suspension 28th March 2012, 13:16

Will Ferrari persist with their tricky front pull-rod suspension or abandon it in favour of a more traditional set-up?

How the Red Bull RB8′s exhaust feeds its diffuser 14th March 2012, 11:55

The Red Bull RB8 sported an intricate new exhaust at the final test. John Beamer examines how it tries to replicate the effect of last year’s exhaust-blown diffusers.

Michael Schumacher shows how to start an F1 race 13th March 2012, 21:15

Michael Schumacher explains what an F1 driver does at the start of the race, and how they prepare the car to make the fastest possible start.

Front wing design case study: Mercedes W03 6th March 2012, 12:30

The front wing is a vital part of an F1 car which affects its entire aerodynamic performance. Here’s how Mercedes have designed theirs.

McLaren’s exhaust solution examined 28th February 2012, 13:11

McLaren have come up with one of the more interesting solutions addressing the new restrictions on exhausts for 2012.

How the 2012 rules will influence F1 car design 27th January 2012, 11:09

With few major changes in the technical rules for 2012, could teams have more scope to innovate? John Beamer looks at the season ahead.

Mid-season technical review part 2 25th August 2011, 16:59

Guest writer John Beamer concludes his look at the technical developments so far this year.

Mid-season technical review part 1 24th August 2011, 12:44

Guest writer John Beamer examines how Ferrari and McLaren have caught Red Bull.

Technical review: 2011 Canadian Grand Prix 22nd June 2011, 8:58

Guest writer John Beamer reviews the technical changes on the cars at the Canadian Grand Prix.