In Detail: F1 2.4l V8 Exhaust Specification

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Exhaust pipes remain one of the last bastions of hand fabricated metallic parts on an F1 (along with radiators).  While we can all marvel at the metal shaping and immaculate welding, the exhaust is also a key tuning aids for the engine and highly influential on aerodynamics too.  So here’s a quick dive into some of the unseen technicalities and details of the F1 exhaust from the normally aspirated V8 era.

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Marussia Coanda Duct – 3D Printed Titanium

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Since 2010 this blog has covered a lot about exhaust blown Diffuser (EBD) technology, especially in the latter years when it was allowed in F1, with the use of the Coanda effect.  Now three years on, some of the manufacturing processes that allowed such rapid development of EBD’s can be revealed, especially with the use of 3D printed titanium parts.  Here we have a printed titanium coanda duct from the Marussia Team.

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Toro Rosso Factory Tour – Video & Images

Toro Rosso have released a youtube video of a complete factory tour.  Both informative and in depth, the video shows us some detail of the car we do not usually get to see.

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