Questions tagged [formula-1]

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What are the exact dimensions of Silverstone?

I'm trying to create a model of Silverstone and need the exact dimensions of the track. I need the lengths of everything and the angles and sizes of every corner. Does anybody know where this can be ...
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Assymetrical setup in modern F1

Back in the day (60's, 70's and 80's) F1 cars could have assymetrical suspension setups — packers, dumpers, springs, camber, anti-roll bars etc... — which makes sense: in Imola you are mostly turning ...
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When was an open face helmet used for the last time in open-wheel car racing?

As for Formula 1, the last time an open face helmet was used was during the 1974 Swedish GP by Leo Kinnunen, and the last time it's been used during an official F1 weekend was at the 1975 Monaco GP by ...
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Porpoising and FIA simulations

To arrive at 2022 regulations, it is said that FIA ran thousands of hours of simulations on what should be the design of the F1 car. But while they did so, was the porpoising effect brought out ...
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What procedures does the FIA take when there are thunderstorms?

For the 2022 Formula 1 Season, Miami is hosting one of two races in the USA. Miami, and Florida as a whole, has a bit of a reputation for quite severe thunderstorms, and particularly whereby sporting ...
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Why do many people consider Max Verstappen comparable to Lewis Hamilton?

I'm one of those Americans who watched DTS and eventually got into F1. This is the first actual season where I watched all the races and I'm still learning the sport. I am not emotionally attached to ...
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How much does a Formula 1 car really cost?

I have come across several websites claiming that the Formula one car components prices are known and the total price for a car is in the $12-15 million. The websites I'm referring to are like this ...
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How do racing cars use aerodynamic ground effect?

My understanding is that ground effect works when the ground or other surface interrupts the downdraft thereby reducing aerodynamic drag. With cars, it seems that the explanations I've found describe ...
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FIA regulations and analysis of telemetry data on brake-testing

In 2018 at Baku, subsequent to analysis of telemetry data, FIA concluded there was no proof that the front car (Lewis Hamilton) was involved in brake-testing during safety car restart. In that case, ...
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Difference in Mercedes and Aston Martin teams in F1

Before the start of the F1 2021 season, it was said that low rake F1 cars would be at a disadvantage because of new aerodynamic regulations by FIA. Red Bull with a high rake F1 car was slated to win ...
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Did the 1979 Lotus F1 car suffer from porpoising?

It is true that the 1979 F1 regulations will not be applicable in 2022, but it is also true that the ground effect aerodynamics in 2022 are similar to those used in the Lotus F1 cars from 1977-1979. ...
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