Technical review: Spain and Monaco

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John Beamer reviews the technical developments at the Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix. Barcelona and Monaco couldn’t be more different in what they demand from an F1 car. Barcelona is the ultimate test of aerodynamic efficiency, whereas Monaco is a drivers’ circuit, which rewards ability and confidence more than anywhere else on the calendar. With … Continue reading Technical review: Spain and Monaco

While F1 dithers over KERS, road car hybrid technology leaves it behind

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Right now, F1 should be enjoying a new turbo era. We had a taste of it last year as some teams deployed Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems to gain a power boost on the straights. Those without it tended to be quicker in the corners – and that crucial difference gave us some great racing. The … Continue reading While F1 dithers over KERS, road car hybrid technology leaves it behind

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix technical analysis – and a look ahead to 2010

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F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer examines the technical updates from Abu Dhabi and gives his early thoughts on the major changes for 2010. As evident from my recent musings on the technical side of F1 every team has focused its development resources on 2010. Suffice to say there is little to report from Yas … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix technical analysis – and a look ahead to 2010

John Beamer’s F1 tech file: Singapore

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John Beamer, editor of F1-Pitlane, takes a look at the teams? technical developments from the Singapore Grand Prix. The Singapore Grand Prix couldn?t have provided a more stark contrast to Monza two weeks ago. The tight, twisty street circuit snaking its way around Marina Bay called for a high downforce set-up, very different to the … Continue reading John Beamer’s F1 tech file: Singapore