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F1 vs emergency: who gains and who loses during this forced break of the championship

What teams are going to take advantage of the forced break of the championship and who could have taken important points in the first start of f1 season?
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Hamilton and COVID-19, F1 and Baku cancellation

Another hit for Formula 1. Baku race was also skipped due to the Coronavirus emergency. Hamilton's words and the possible date for the kick off.
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F1 and COVID-19: GPs cancellation and 2021 regulation to 2022

Updates from the world of F1 during the critical situation of Coronavirus. Monaco GP has been cancelled while for other two alternative date are considered.
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F1 and COVID-19: Ferrari and McLaren to produce ventilators

F1 joins the forces to fight back COVID-19 emergency. McLaren and Ferrari to produce ventilators and medical equipment to help healthcare. All info inside!
F1 2020 calendar postponed

F1 2020 calendar: the most likely scenarios [UPDATED]

The new calendar of F1 needs to be redesigned after the Coronavirus alarm. We explore the most likely scenarios for the Circus.

F1 Australia GP 2020 cancelled, championship start postponed of 2 months

The trouble night wasn't enough to make a decision. On the morning the official statement of cancellation of the Australia GP, the possible dates for the start are here!

On the Way to Australia GP 2020: F1 Technical preview

The Technical Preview of 2020 F1 Australian GP. The opening of the season among the controversy of Ferrari engine. The Pirelli tyres selection for the GP.
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Aerodynamics: Lesson 20 - Closed Loop Wind Tunnel Part 2

The second lesson to complete the review of the closed loop wind tunnel. Settling chamber, convergent section and the importance of the propeller.
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Aerodynamics: Lesson 19 - Closed Loop Wind Tunnel Part 1

Two complete lessons dedicated to the analysis of the closed-loop wind tunnel: the most advanced experimental tech to inspect the airflow in test section.

Tyres: what is blistering and graining & more

Can you guess all the tyre damages? Blistering and Graining are only two of a bunch you can find in this article. Do you know them all?
Tyre-uniformity

Tyres uniformity: the dynamic properties

Which are the dynamic properties of tyres? Radial run out and lateral run out are the topics of the article. The impact of force variations on performances.
F1 2020 test analysis

F1 2020 test: ranking, analysis and tech

The analysis of F1 2020 Catalunya test. Tech insight and analysis of the updates teams have tested before the official appointment in Melbourne.

Tyres: Recognition codes

Article dedicated to understanding the meaning of tyres codes. Examples and in depth details to clear all the doubts: tyre code identification is here!
PSP aerodynamics

Aerodynamics: Lesson 19 - PSP Pressure Sensitive Paint

How to determine the pressure in aerodynamic settings? PSP is a practical way to measure pressure by means of a specific illumination.
Magic Formula Tyre

Modeling the Tyre Behaviour: Magic Formula and Brush Tyre Model

Article dedicated to two practical model for modeling the tyre behaviour: the Magic Formula and the Brush tyre models. Mechanical lessons are back!
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The DAS system explained: F1 Mercedes 2020

The DAS system Mercedes introduced in Catalunya test 2020 explained. Advantages and reaction of competitors: Binotto's plan.
Rolling resistance and tow Tesla - Ford

Modeling the Tyre Behaviour: Rolling Resistance

The role of the rolling resistance in tyre modeling. The trick behind the Tesla Cybertruck challenge vs Ford hides on the low rolling coefficient.
PIV - Particle Image Velocimetry

Aerodynamics: Lesson 18 - PIV Particle Image Velocimetry

Do you know how to measure speed of particles in wind-tunnel? PIV is one of the methods. Quick insight and explanation of Particle Image Velocimetry.
LDV - Experimental Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics: Lesson 17 - LDV Laser Doppler Velocimetry

A brief overview of LDV - Laser Doppler Velocimetry, one of the experimental methods to evaluate the velocity field in experimental aerodynamics.
Slip ratio and slip angle

Modeling the Tyre Behaviour: slip ratio and slip angle

Model of a tyre for motorsport performance. The longitudinal forces: slip ratio and slip angle are the main focus of this chapter.