F1 journalist David Tremayne unravels the mysteries of modern Grand Prix car design in this all-colour book. Using information gleaned from the sport's leading designers, the authoritative, extensively illustrated text, written with the armchair enthusiast in mind, explains just how a Formula 1 car works. 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, providing An insight into the secretive technology-driven world of Formula 1 car design.
The book covers: chassis construction - composite materials, how chassis strength influences performance, aerodynamic influences and safety aspects; the engine - the reasons for adopting the V10 layout, the forces involved, the search for ever-higher revs, how fuels and oils contribute to performance; the 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 - why different tyres exert so much influence on performance; aerodynamics - basic theory, what individual components do, and how aerodynamic changes are made; and how all the various elements interact, and how F1 cars are tested.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Executive Editor of Motoring News and Motor Sport for many years, David Tremayne is a highly respected freelance writer whose roles include Grand Prix correspondent for the Independent on Sunday. His previous books for Haynes include The Science of Speed and The Science of Safety. He lives at Harrow, in Middlesex.
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