Formula 1 Technology
Formula 1 Technology
Formula 1 Technology
Formula 1 Technology
Formula 1 Technology
Formula 1 Technology
Formula 1 Technology
Formula 1 Technology
Formula 1 Technology

Formula 1 Technology

The engineering explained

Regular price$72.00
Author Steve Rendle
ISBN: 9781910505731

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This book explains how modern Formula 1 cars work and demystifies the extraordinary technology they contain. By meticulously dissecting an F1 car into its constituent components, the author describes the design, engineering and function of every element, enabling the reader to develop a full understanding of how it all comes together to form a competitive package. The text is expertly written to satisfy both the engineering-minded reader as well as any enthusiast of the sport who wants to delve deeper, and supplemented by a superb range of close-up photographs, technical illustrations and diagrams. All F1 fans will find this book a deeply rewarding companion to enhance their appreciation of the sport.
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• Chassis: design and manufacture; survival cell, fuel tank, impact structures, stiffness.

• Aerodynamics: principles, front and rear wings, turning vanes, sidepods, floor, wheels and their effect, brake ducts, suspension components, diffuser, Drag Reduction System (DRS).

• Suspension, steering and brakes: suspension layout, geometry and adjustments; steering wheel, column and geometry; brake hydraulics, brake-by-wire system, discs, calipers, pads and cooling.

• Power unit: the hybrid era, Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), Energy Recovery System (ERS), fuel.

• Transmission: clutch, gearbox, differential, driveshafts.

• Electronics: starting system, Electronic Control Unit (ECU), sensors, radio and data communications, cockpit display, cameras.

• And more: wheels and tyres; hydraulic system; safety equipment; cockpit controls.

• Chapters about car design and set-up.

• Use of analysis and simulation techniques such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), wind-tunnel testing and rig testing.

Format: 272x228mm
Page extent: 332pp
Illustration: 450 illustrations

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“The perfect primer for anyone interested in the technical aspect of the sport.”

“Drills into detail on every aspect you can imagine, from the chassis to the support equipment such as wheel guns… Rendle has succeeded in explaining it authoritatively and accessibly… It works as a fine read and as a reference… well up to date too.”

“Delivers with the utmost thoroughness on the promise of its title”

“This is without question the book with all the answers… ground-breaking.”

“Presents a wealth of cutting-edge science in a manner that neither patronises engineers nor confounds inquisitive onlookers.”

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Iconic book

All the information an aspiring F1 engineer needs .


I'm impressed. Since Giorgio Piola stopped writing his Technical Analysis series I've been looking for something like this. It will do very nicely, thank you. I'll be keeping it to hand for explanations all season. Congratulations to Mr. Rendle, a job very well done.

F1 Tech

Avery good book easy to understand , whatever your technical knowledge. Recommended .

Jeremy Stacey

Excellent, well presented and clear

Awesome Book

This is the book every F1 fan needs. If you want to understand what makes a F1 car special and go this is it. The writing, illustrations and pictures were just perfect. Highest recommendation.

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