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What is really going on with F1's 2026 active aero plans

3 days 12 hours ago

from: Autosport.com

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Evaluation of 2026 aero ideas had left sim drivers experiencing some weird phenomena - including difficulties in spinning out on the straights under acceleration in... read more »

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McLaren F1 team bracing for "damage limitation" in Chinese GP

5 days 4 hours ago

from: Autosport.com

( 208 views )

McLaren started off 2024 in good shape, heading into the fifth round of the season as the third team in the pecking order, ahead of Mercedes.But while it remains strong on... read more »

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Video: Aerodynamics in Formula 1 | F1 Explained

6 days 4 hours ago

from: YouTube.com

( 241 views )

Uncover the aerodynamic secrets that give Formula 1 cars their edge in our F1 Explained series. Learn how downforce, drag reduction, and DRS combine to create the ultimate... read more »

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Ocon: Alpine made first "step backwards" since F1 season start

9 days 9 hours ago

from: Autosport.com

( 196 views )

While the pace of the Frenchman and team-mate Pierre Gasly was impacted by damage picked up following an opening-lap clash, Ocon does not think that should be an excuse for an... read more »

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Gasly rues costly floor damage from Ocon contact in F1 Japanese GP

10 days 6 hours ago

from: Autosport.com

( 212 views )

The pair touched at the restart following the early red flag, with Gasly losing what the team later estimated as around 33 points of downforce, which equates to a potential lap... read more »

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Mercedes could never "abandon" current car for F1 2026 head start

10 days 12 hours ago

from: Autosport.com

( 207 views )

The German manufacturer is facing up to the reality that it has still not mastered its understanding of the latest ground effect regulations, with its W15 not producing the Red... read more »

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F1's 2026 active aero plan set for change after alarming simulator findings

11 days 12 hours ago

from: Autosport.com

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As part of the effort to increase car performance to help accommodate the characteristics of the new turbo hybrid engines that feature a 50/50 power split between the internal... read more »

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Mercedes W15 has ’70 points more downforce’ not reflecting in F1 lap times

12 days 14 hours ago

from: MotorSportWeek.com

( 190 views )

Mercedes has revealed that its 2024 Formula 1 car boasts up to “70 points more downforce” per corner than its predecessor which hasn’t corresponded to lap times. Having won... read more »

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Hamilton: Mercedes F1 had to remove ’90 points of downforce’ to control bouncing

21 days 10 hours ago

from: MotorSportWeek.com

( 230 views )

Lewis Hamilton has revealed Mercedes had to remove “90 points of downforce” from its 2022 Formula 1 car to control the bouncing with the current ground effect machines.... read more »

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2026 cars to be more powerful, lighter and with less downforce

22 days 9 hours ago

from: Pitpass.com

( 221 views )

F1's technical boss, Pat Symonds sheds further light on the sport's plans for the raft of rules to be introduced in 2026. read more »

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Symonds: F1 will reduce downforce on next-gen 2026 cars

23 days 7 hours ago

from: MotorSportWeek.com

( 225 views )

Formula 1 Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds has insisted the series wants to reduce the downforce on the cars for the forthcoming technical regulations in 2026. The power... read more »

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Pirelli's new F1 tyre plan for 2025 set to address overheating problems

about 1 month ago

from: Autosport.com

( 187 views )

As F1 teams have fully understood the new ground-effect regulations, they have found ways to increase the downforce and better manipulate outwash to improve their... read more »

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'Trapped in vicious circle of downforce and bouncing' - Mercedes woes explained

about 1 month ago

from: Crash.Net

( 226 views )

F1 tech expert sheds light on Mercedes' ongoing performance woes amid tricky start to 2024. read more »

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What F1 rear wings are telling us about the 2024 tech battle

about 1 month ago

from: Autosport.com

( 340 views )

While downforce remains an important factor, you will not get far these days if it comes with too much drag. The rewards are huge if you can deliver a car that is super strong... read more »

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Allison argues F1 dirty air management ‘tested to destruction’

about 1 month ago

from: MotorSportWeek.com

( 249 views )

Mercedes Technical Director James Allison believes that Formula 1’s attempts to control dirty air through regulation changes have gone in the wrong direction. The sport’s 2022... read more »

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How Red Bull's unique F1 cooling approach helped boost its top speed in Jeddah

about 1 month ago

from: Autosport.com

( 388 views )

While it lagged behind the super slippery Haas that topped the official speed trap in qualifying, the RB20 was best able to balance its straightline potential with brilliant... read more »

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Mercedes goes aggressive with rear wing tweak for Saudi Arabia

about 1 month ago

from: Autosport.com

( 246 views )

The high-speed venue requires a different aerodynamic configuration than last time out in Bahrain, with lower downforce and reduced drag a key aim.In most instances, the... read more »

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Ferrari reintroduces 2023 rear wing for F1 Saudi Arabian GP

about 1 month ago

from: Autosport.com

( 216 views )

While the Jeddah Corniche Circuit is classified as a street track, its fast and flowing nature pushes teams towards a low-drag model more akin to that required for Monza.As... read more »

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Russell: Mercedes still 'lacking downforce' with 2024 F1 car

about 1 month ago

from: MotorSportWeek.com

( 195 views )

George Russell has reiterated that Mercedes now has a better base to build upon with its 2024 Formula 1 car but admitted that the team is still “lacking downforce”. Mercedes... read more »

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Verstappen: Addressing loose drain cover issue in F1 "a must"

about 1 month ago

from: Autosport.com

( 305 views )

Although there have been similar instances over the years at various tracks, the current generation of high downforce ground effect cars appear to be more likely to trigger... read more »

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Russell: New Mercedes F1 car 'not the diva it was the last two years'

about 1 month ago

from: MotorSportWeek.com

( 324 views )

Mercedes can focus on downforce rather than problem-solving with its 2024 Formula 1 car as it’s “not the diva that it was in the last two years”, according to George Russell.... read more »

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New Aston Martin F1 safety car breaks cover in Bahrain

about 1 month ago

from: Autosport.com

( 267 views )

Since 2021, safety car duties have been shared between long-standing supplier Mercedes - which runs a 720bhp AMG GT Black Series track-focused sports car - and the upgraded... read more »

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Albon: New Williams F1 car feels "very different" in the simulator

2 months ago

from: Autosport.com

( 502 views )

Albon and Williams excelled in 2023 on circuits that suited the low-drag FW45, which competed towards the front of the midfield on low-downforce circuits like Monza and... read more »

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Albon: "I never felt like I didn't belong" in F1 ahead of "best year" in 2023

3 months ago

from: Autosport.com

( 292 views )

Williams struggled at the start of the year with an FW45 that was still lacking downforce compared to most of its rivals, while also being hard to balance across various... read more »

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Was suspension choice the unsung hero to Red Bull's F1 dominance?

3 months ago

from: Autosport.com

( 272 views )

But it would be a mistake to think that the RB19 was so good just because of downforce, as there have been plenty of indications that suspension's impact on its vehicle... read more »