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The science of Formula 1 design : expert analysis of the anatomy of the modern Grand Prix car

Author: David Tremayne
Publisher: Sparkford, NR Yeovil, Somerset, U.K. : Haynes Pub. ; Newbury Park, Calif. : Haynes North America, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Explains how an F1 car works. This book analyses the philosophy and technology behind the chassis, engine, transmission, electronics, steering, suspension, brakes, tyres and aerodynamics. It explores  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Tremayne
ISBN: 9781844257188 1844257185
OCLC Number: 430838880
Notes: Previous ed.: 2006.
Includes index.
Description: 200 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: A comprehensive update to include the latest developments in Formula 1 design, in particular the major changes to aerodynamics, engines and tyre regulations introduced for the 2009 season, along with the controversial new Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS). Chassis construction - the theory of monocoque construction, composite materials, how chassis strength influences performance, aerodynamic influences and safety aspects. Engine - the effect on car design and layout, the forces involved, how fuels and oils contribute to performance, aerodynamic influences. Transmission - basic gearbox principles, gearbox design, electro-hydraulic actuation, the differential, driveshafts. Electronics - how this most important factor influences so many areas, including the engine, transmission and telemetry. Steering, suspension and brakes. Tyres - how tyres are made and why different tyres exert so much influence on performance. Aerodynamics - basic theory, what individual components do, and how aerodynamic changes are made.
Responsibility: David Tremayne.

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