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Formula One cars are a thing of beauty. No other

by:Tanco Tire,Timax Tyre     2020-10-05

This article details how Formula One cars are able to drive so fast.

Engines Formula One cars have used a variety of different engines since the sport's inception in 1947. To increase the safety of drivers, F1 bosses have been putting limits on the power of engines. In the 2011 season, the cars all use 2.4-litre V8 engines. These typically produce around 300 bhp per litre of displacement. The power comes from an abnormally high rotational speed of 18,000 rpm, around two-and-half times faster than typical road car engines.

Wings One of the main differences between Formula One cars and road cars is the wings, which allow them to take corners at such devastating speeds. Together, the front wing and rear wing generate an aerodynamic downforce which pushes the car down onto the track. This is essential considering how light the cars are compared to their size. The cars also feature a number of small winglets and turning vanes which control the air resistance around the car.

Tyres Formula One tyres are another element of the car which have undergone a lot of changes over the years. Unlike traditional road tyres, which are designed for long-term use, Formula One tyres last less than the distance of a standard race. Driving teams use different types of tyres depending on whether the conditions are warm, cold, wet or dry in order to improve their drivers chance of winning. The attention to detail involved in constructing a Formula 1 car is one of the factors that attracts so many people to the sport. For this reason, the constructors championship winners deserve as much praise as the driver when the season comes to an end.

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