The Science of Formula 1 Design

By (author) Tremayne, David

Leading F1 journalist David Tremayne unravels the mysteries of modern Grand Prix car design. The authoritative, extensively illustrated text explains just how an F1 car works, and this revised and updated third edition includes new material about the rules changes introduced for the 2009 season. The philosophy and technology behind the chassis, engine, transmission, electronics, steering, suspension, brakes, tyres and aerodynamics are analysed, and the important question of how these parts and systems interact is explored. This is an absorbing insight into the secretive and technology-driven world of racing car design at its highest level.

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  • 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.

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書名 The Science of Formula 1 Design
著作者等 Tremayne, David
出版元 Haynes Publishing Group
刊行年月 2009.10.01
版表示 3 Rev ed
ページ数 200p
大きさ H270 x W210
ISBN 9781844257188
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス