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As early as preseason testing, Formula 1's team bosses have predicted that most of their drivers will be forced to take grid drops for exceeding their power-unit allocations. The rules governing their usage are about as complicated as the power
Stopping isn't that simple anymore
It's not only actual propulsion that Formula 1's new turbo V6 hybrid power unit has massively affected in the cars this year. Engineers have had to rethink the braking system, too, because whenever the MGU-K captures heat energy under
What's the big FRIC-king deal?
In the lead up to the German Grand Prix, the big buzz in the paddock is over a new technical directive outlawing interconnected suspension systems. There are a lot of raised eyebrows over the timing of this announcement, as championship leader Mercedes
How does it work?
Going into Silverstone, expectations are high that the racing between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will be close, as this is a track where both drivers excel. What is perhaps unexpected is that Williams is now a legitimate contender for
The Red Bulls have proven themselves
As we head to the Red Bull Ring in Austria--formerly known as the A1 Ring--for the first time in 11 years, and with Red Bull Racing on a high from capturing a rare win from the so-far dominant Mercedes
Understanding Mercedes V6's split turbo
The Canadian Grand Prix is one of the few venues on the calendar where the new Formula is expected to produce lap times approaching those of previous years. While this year's cars are down on mechanical and aerodynamic grip from cars
What is it about tires that is so difficult to get right?
The Monaco Grand Prix is perhaps the most prestigious race on the Formula 1 calendar. Not just for the racing itself. The tight and twisty circuit, winding through the streets of the seaside city, is one of the most beautiful "tracks" anywhere
The problems of new technology
With the Spanish Grand Prix scheduled this weekend, a lot of attention will be focused on whether or not the Red Bull Racing squad can finally take the fight to Mercedes. A car that does well at Catalunya is typically a car
In this fast-paced sport, the work never stops
As with everything else in Formula 1, the research/testing is a never-ending process. The trackside work, while different in nature from factory-based R&D, is just as rigorous.At the Malaysian GP last month, we made a quick stop
Overview of challenges and track-to-road significance
The Malaysian Grand Prix is one of the many events we've been to courtesy of Shell, a technical partner of Ferrari for over 60 years. That means we--and you, if you read our features regularly--are pretty familiar with the
The electric side of the new power units
Previously, we discussed Formula 1's new 1.6-liter turbo V6 internal-combustion engine and the restrictions on its fuel use. Let's move on to the electric component of this era's hybrid power unit.The energy recovery system--ERS
We explain the difference
Our "Formula 1 Tech Spotlight" feature articles are normally reserved for grand-prix weekends, but following Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian GP, we felt a couple of details in the engine rules ought to be clarified.As a refresher, the
All set to rev up for the 2014 season
Welcome to the 2014 Formula 1 season! Returning F1 diehards, nice to see you again. Newbies, you've joined the party just in time--the old regulations have been shelved in favor of an entirely rewritten rulebook, and that means there's
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