Brabham BT46B, designed by Gordon Murray who found a loophole in the regulations and attached a massive fan to create a vacuum under the car and increase downforce. Driven by Niki Lauda at the ’78 Swedish Grand Prix, it won the only race it ever competed in as it got banned immediately after.

Brabham BT46B, designed by Gordon Murray who found a loophole in the regulations and attached a massive fan to create a vacuum under the car and increase downforce. Driven by Niki Lauda at the ’78 Swedish Grand Prix, it won the only race it ever competed in as it got banned immediately after. submitted by /u/PlusEntrepreneur [link] [comments]

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Tech Talk Thursday

Welcome to the Tech Talk Thursday! In this weekly thread, we'd like to give you all a place to discuss technical aspects of the sport. Discussion topics could include characteristics of the cars; recent or planned aero, chassis, engine, and tyre developments; analysis of images; and model-based or data-based predictions. We hope that this will promote more detailed technical discussions […]

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Toto Wolff: At the moment realistically the Ferrari is at least 0.5s ahead

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff agreed with Toro Rosso’s Franz Tost who predicts that Ferrari has a better car at the moment. According to AMuS, Vettel‘s performance yesterday made other teams be a bit worried, especially Because Alfa Romeo Racing (who has a similar front wing concept like Ferrari) have performed well too. The Toro Rosso Boss Franz Tost thinks, that copying Ferrari’s […]

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Franz Tost: Copying the Ferrari front wing would be no solution for Mercedes – It would take 3 to 4 months

The Ferrari F1 team may have found a loophole from regulation changes heading to the 2019 Formula 1 season, which may be a cause for concern for its F1 rivals The attention of the competition was aroused primarily by the innovative design of the Ferrari front wing since the concept differs significantly from the solutions used by Mercedes and Red […]

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