Hindsight

Passion for motor sport technology, editing Racecar Engineering is surely the dream gig. I never ceased to be amazed by the access the job brought. Whether it was the chance to spend time with Gordon Murray or Adrian Newey, the opportunity to work with the likes of Peter Wright and Paul van Valkenburgh, or the friendships with writers Allan Staniforth and Carroll Smith, it was all a dream ticket. Even the engineers who work within the sport are unlikely to see behind quite so many locked doors...

Hindsight Racee Ar Engineering

Safety advances, such as the HANS device, have undoubtedly saved lives Adrian Newey, Brawn can claim involvement with the greater number of World Championships, including that amazing run of titles with Ferrari and Michael Schumacher between 1999 and 2004, and the fairytale result with jenson Button and Brawn CP last year. His great strength seems to have been his ability to assemble great teams manufacturing, as well as the rest - that makes him more of an engineer than most.' In the end...

Mercedesbenz Sls 63

The racing might have been dull at FT's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix but the safety car was anything but. The new MercedesBenz F1 course car is based on its gullwingSLS63 AMG, and the 571 bhp supercharged VSsupercar Is said to be the fastest F1 safety car ever. Maybe scrambling this once or twice during a race might spice things up a little IndyCar team KV Racing now has announced a commercial and technical tie up with the Lotus brand and will run itsTakuma Sato-driven car in the famous...

Old Name Returns

FAI Automotive, the aftermarket supplier formed by the late Ian Walker, that ran a semi-works Lotus team in the early '60s, has moved into competition engine components with its new 'Extreme' range. The company is currently testing the potential for expansion but has already launched a range of multi-layer steel gaskets for the Lotus twin cam, Ford B DA BOG, FVA FVC and Formula junior engines, plus crankshafts and con rods for the Subaru EJ20 and 25 and Mitsubishi Evo 4G63 and 4G64 engines.

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Racecar Engineering

Spoilers, CoT, fuel injection.,, NASCAR will newer be the same again True innovation at its very best - McLaren's slotted rear wing concept large run-off areas and, notably, improved medical capabilities at the circuits, plus highly effective racewear. Significantly, many of these advances have since filtered down to other levels of the sport. Yes, motor racing remains a dangerous activity, as we were reminded by the accidents that befell Henry Surtees and Feiipe Massa last season, but it has...

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Design And Innovation

Above like many of the great racecar designers, Broadley started his career behind the wheel, seen here in 1957 In one of his early 750 Motor Club excursions Right Broadley (middle right) discussing the latest in pit lane fashions In 1961 the drivers had to be able to see behind through a rear view mirror. However, the air ducts to the carburettors made it impossible to see-through the steeply raked rear window. Tony Southgate, who was working for Broadley at the time recalled, 'We had made...

Hindsight Racecar Engineering

Reminiscent of the Ford GT40s in 1966, Audi R8s took first, second and third on their debut at Le Mans in ZOOO what happens while you are quietly trying to get on with your life. Well, in ray case, not so quietly. One day I got a call from ray old pal 'Q' aka Qua ntm Spurring asking for my opinion. Knowing I had started run the advertisement and circulation departments on Cars and Car Conversions, Q wanted to know whether I thought launching Racecar Engineering would be a viable business...

The Interview

The project culminated with back-to-back victories in the British Rally Championship with the team securing the manufacturers' and drivers'titles in both 2007 and 2008. J RM has been running a continual development programme for Its national and international-spec Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions, culminating recently with an outright win on the Finnish Rally in February 2010, In addition to all levels of circuit racing and rallying, the Group has experience of national level drag racing, European...

Motec Simulated Traces

Results for two totally different dampers Results for two totally different dampers damping ratios are telltale signs this is a high downforce car . The high damping ratios immediately suggest that body control is paramount. Looking at the bump at 1 3mm s the damping ratio jumps to 2.03. This indicates the damper engineer is trying to give some feel to the car, as well as load the tyres. Beyond this range the dampers blow off to a low ratio to allow the car to ride the bumps. In rebound from...

Technical Innovations

Finally, we attempted to decide what the most significant Z010 - Red Bull, Not a championship winner, yet Z010 - Red Bull, Not a championship winner, yet many of these advances have since filtered dawn to other levels of the sport around him and to motivate them. By comparison, Newey has always been more of a 'lone wolf', but cars of his design have won multiple F1 World Championships for Williams and McLaren, and one has to imagine the Red Bull Racing 2010 challenger, the RB6, will be a strong...

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Racecar Staff

Fng neering brand appeared for the first time, not on the front of a magazine at all but on the title verso of a book, Bamsey's Ferrari 312 amp 512 Sports Racing Cars, The Porsche Hunters. It was very much a history book, but focussed on the technology of the cars. Bamsey was using his books, published by Haynes, to develop the magazine concept. But Bamsey was not completely decided on the name, having toyed with the correct English version of Racing Car engineering. 'That just didn't sound...

The Diesel Revolution

By 2002, though, the Audi Sport engineers had their sights set on the next project - the R10 TDI, a diesel-engined successor to the R8. 'We'd been involved with discussions on the rules since the very beginning. We sat down with Daniel Poissenot and Daniel Perdrix from the ACO in January 2002 in Ingolstadt and, over a beer in the evening, talked about racing in the future and the Idea came out that we should build a diesel. That's where It started,' explained Audi's head of engine technology,...