In Detail: Silverstone 2013 Pit Lane Walkabout

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During the midday pit lane walkabout on Friday at the 2013 British GP, a lot of technical detail can be seen.  Even through the team try to hide as much as they are allowed.  The top teams put their front … Continue reading

Analysis: Raised Rear Wishbones

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For many years the shape and position of the cars suspension elements have been an important factor in the cars aerodynamics. For 2013, almost every team have taken the same approach pioneered by Red Bull in 2012, by raising the rear lower wishbone. In doing this the teams have also oversized the wishbone’s cross section to enclose the driveshaft. It transpires that there are two gains from this practice, primarily improving flow over the diffuser and secondarily reducing the aerodynamic effect of the spinning driveshaft.

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