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A Have you ever regretted the decision to buy the team back No, never. And I never will, although I knew that keeping the team alive would be a very difficult task. But if I hadn't taken the plunge, every day I'd have been asking myself why. We've cleared cnc obstacle after another from our path. When I compare the situation a year ago to where we are today, everybody in the team can be prcud of what we've achieved. a The team's progress early in the season was very slow. What was going through...

Semiindependent Design Using Superimposed Suspension Elements

Inventor Gil Scigalski of Illinois sent us the following description of his concept for a semi-independent suspension 'In its general layout the design resembles a Ford twin I-beam suspension, but with the characteristic long overlapping swing axles pivoting from unsprung rather than sprung parts of the vehicle. The unsprung parts consist of vertically aligned, chassis-mounted struts similar to the sliding pillars used on Morgan sports cars. In addition to transversely locating its associated...

Base Jump

BTCC team, Motorbase Performance, is to switch from BMWs to Fords for this season's championship. Motorbase, which has run BMWs since 2008, has now bought three Focus STs from Arena Motorsport, which itself this year switches to he newer model Focus, and intends to run at least wo of them. Mountune Racing has been entrusted with the work on the NGTC-spec petrol engines the team intends to use. Meanwhile, the two BMWs Motorbase has successfully campaigned in recent seasons have been put up for...

Coing Active

So how well does the system deal with bump, jounce and roll Dada was very open about the current system's compromises, stating that he was concentrating on setting it up to act in an optimal manner for corners. But also that he is aware of the problem of camber change in tump and jounce and is currently working on a third generation system where this is eliminated by incorporating a camber link that attaches to the steering pillar, yet which also maintains full control of camber in roll....

Contents February 2d1i Vdlume 21 Number

He Autosport Engineering shew and the larger Autosport International exhibition traditionally represent the unofficial start to the new motorsport season, and the February issue of Rccecar Engineering is therefore always one of the most important of the year. And never more so than in 2011, as the magazine is now the official media partner of the MIA's Cleaner Raring Conference, forming part of the newly created International Motorsport Business Week initiative. The publication's involvement...

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Design And Innovation

Accordingly. 'We put a lot more effort into the front he recalls. 'I don't profess to be an innovator. I'm more of a talent manager and innovations spotter. The twin keel was an evolution. It just came out of a discussion in a group, which is how great designs come about It proved to be a landmark innovation that gave the car an instant advantage and has been widely copied since. This anecdote sums up the talent of this designer, which one might describe as more Ross Brawn than Adrian Newey,...

Driuetrain

The decision making on the drivetrain however, was a more complex natter. A spreadsheet was created listing the cost, power, dimensions and weight of the known engine options, and discussions took place with Nicholson McLaren Engines, Engine Developments and Powertec, among others. The lightest option was the ex-DTM, 2.5-lltre V6 that won the 2001 and 2002 BHC, but it was felt that this had been developed as far as it could be, and it also required a spaceframe around it because it could not be...

Engineering Sdlutidns

Making a modern version of an iconic racecar is never an easy task, but Chevron seems to have done it with the all-new CR8 t is easy just to resurrect a charismatic name that shares nothing with its predecessor, but director of operations at Chevron, Helen Bashford-Malkie, and the current team understand that indefinable something that is a Chevrcn, and have ensured it can be found in the GR8. Ask any aficionado of the marque and their favourite Chevron will almost certainly be either the B8 or...

Engineering Solutions

Driver feedback was also a critical component in the tyres' development The Texys tyre surface temperature monitor measures eight points at once across a tyre's surface fc The teams will be using all available equipment and technology to help understand how the new tyres are behaving. One such device that will undoubtedly be seeing some pit lane use is the new, eight-channel tyre surface temperature sensor from Texys. The IRN8 was developed specifically for Formula 1 application and measures a...

F11d Chassis By Chassis

In reality, the FIT 0, as it appeared in the 2010 season, was always in mkO configuration, running the same wing package at all circuits, Monaco and Monza included. Dallara's engineers had focused on creating a strong basic package for testing, but that was what was run on the car all season. 'When you go back to F1, you don't know where he others are, but we knew we were lacking in downfcrce initially. That is quite normal, though, as doing aero developments is exactly what F1 teams do. We put...

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Indy Expansion

IndyCar boss, Randy Bernard, has made it known he wishes to expand the championship's calendar so that it includes at least 22 races, some of which will be outside the USA. This year the IndyCar c reus travelled to just 17 events, but Bernard is now aiming to introduce at least two new international events and intends to schedule between 22 and 24 races by 2015. Meanwhile, IndyCar has also announced that its TEAM funding system will be limited to the top 22 finishers, rather than the top 24, as...

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Loans And Risk Perception

It is of course unreal stic to expect that all new businesses use only their founders' seed capital and, if insufficient funds exist to maintain a start up until it makes profits, then principals may be forced to risk borrowing additional capital. In modern times with easy credit this has become perfectly normal, but it carries inherent risk, not least for those supplying such credit-fuelled business, which are in effect accepting an involuntary role as a risk carrier for the client business....

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Militant Accounts Dept

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Race Car Radio System

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Scale Aero Programme

Formula 1 teams place unique demands on a tyre manufacturer due to their reliance on aerodynamics, and for many years the rubber suppliers have supplied them with scale tyres to use in their wind tunnel programmes. However, in the The proven Toyota TF109 was chosen as the test car to develop the lyres. It was modified by Toyota engineers to replicate the dynamics of the 2010 models The proven Toyota TF109 was chosen as the test car to develop the lyres. It was modified by Toyota engineers to...

Stage 8 Fasteners

Enlarged its range of locking fasteners to include more mo orsport applicaticns. Vibration, intense heat or cold and shock account for most fastener failures in the high stress motorsport environment and Stage 8's patented mechanical Groovelock bolts can help present such occurrences. All bolts are made from aircraft grade 4130 steel and have a Duplex nickel finish, while the retainers are 5052-H32 a uminium. Both me-.ric and imperial fitments are catered for, while the company also offers a...

The Aircraft Analogy

Lift or CL vs angle of attack is shown in figure 2. As we can see, things are pretty linear as we ge near the stall. This is also going to affect the elevator f horizontal stabilfsei but, as we commented before, the aspect ratio is significantly lower for The elevator horizontal stabiliser, so the stall angle Is much greater. What this means is the horizontal moment or control power of the elevator will drop off, but not significantly. As the aircraft approaches the stall, if the aeroplane is...

The Cdswdrth Xd

Perhaps inevitably, the decision became a blend of objective analysis and subjective opinion, coupled with the aforementioned desire not to follow the crowd. Menzies 'Some of the big V8s seem to have almost unusable levels of torque, whereas the Cosworth XD seemed to be more like a big motorbike engine, with lower torque and lots of revs,' to which he might have added, 'like I had become used to with the supercharged Hayabusa'. And sequential gearboxes with flat-shift...

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Formula 1's switch to Pirelli tyres represents the most significant technological change for 2011. Racecar Engineering asks the Italian tyre manufacturer how it has prepared for the task ahead 12 www.racecar-engineering.com February 2011 This year's Formula 1 cars look fairly similar to those of 2010. They are dimensionally identical and, aside from the return of kinetic energy recovery systems, they have no major mechanical changes. But one thing that will be common to all of the cars Is the...

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Race Pak

PCMS (POWER CONTROL MODULES) are becoming increasingly importart as racecar electronics become more and more complex, and CAN Bus systems can now be found in cars competing at all levels of molorsport, right down to grass roots level. The latest company to join the market is US-based RacePak, with its new, fully programmable SmartWire module. The unit features a total of 30 output channels, made up of eight 20 Amp channels and 22 rated at 10 Amps. All 0' the channels can be user-defined for...

Innovate Ot2

IF YOU THOUGHT IPhone apps were simply for having fun, think again. US-based Innovate Motorsport recent y unveiled the OT-2, a device that allows data to be collected from a vehicle's OBD socket and analysed wirelessly using an IPhone app. The OT-2 simply plugs into a vehicle's diagnostics port and, using its built-in wireless transmitter, sends it to your IPhone, where it can be viewed using the free LogWorks app. This software allows users to scan for vehicle faults, view key engine data and...

First Principles

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Xtrac Perspective

Designed its 1044 gearbox for use in all the Cosworth-powered F1 cars, but achieved the most success with the development programme run with HRT kk Following the FIA tender process in 2009, it was clear there could be as many as four new teams using the Cosworth engine in 2010. It was felt that this presented a great opportunity to share design, development and tooling costs, and to save valuable time, if Xtrac put together a gearbox package that the new teams were all able to use. And so the...