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.
F1’s engine rules will have their biggest shake-up in a generation next year. Here’s a quick guide to what will change and what to expect.
Guest writer John Beamer looks at how Mercedes lost their way in 2012 and could bounce back this year as Lewis Hamilton joins them.
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.
The days of open cockpits and uncovered wheels may become a thing of the past – and not just on safety grounds.
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 have persevered with their sidepod bodywork which gave them a few headaches earlier in the year. Here’s how it works.
Sauber reveal new pictures of their 2008 BMW-Sauber F1.08 car sliced in half.
John Beamer examines the progress Ferrari have made by changing the position of their exhaust exits.
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 to show how its insides are laid out for this fascinating video.
McLaren jumped on the high-nose bandwagon at the Spanish Grand Prix. John Beamer explains why.
John Beamer explains how Williams have refined the radical gearbox they developed last year – and produced a more competitive car.
Will Ferrari persist with their tricky front pull-rod suspension or abandon it in favour of a more traditional set-up?
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 explains what an F1 driver does at the start of the race, and how they prepare the car to make the fastest possible start.
The front wing is a vital part of an F1 car which affects its entire aerodynamic performance. Here’s how Mercedes have designed theirs.