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Formula 1 Technology by Peter G. Wright

Formula 1 Technology offers an in-depth look at the engineering, design and production of Formula 1 cars. It focuses on the most technically challenging years, showing how the technology and engineering have evolved from mechanical systems, most of which one could hold in the hand, look at closely, and see how they should work, to systems dominated by silicon wafers so small one can hardly see them.

Author Peter Wright identifies and outlines five parameters:

  • Power
  • Weight
  • Tire Grip
  • Drag
  • Lift

And shows how each can be maximized. In addition, he describes the variety of technologies (including those that have been banned over the years) that are involved, not just in the makeup of the Formula 1 cars, but also in the component manufacturing, systems testing, and the actual racing of the cars.

Peter Wright has been involved with Formula 1 for 35 years. He has worked directly for Formula 1 teams, and has also worked on relevant technologies, including aerodynamics, composites and closed-loop control systems. He has seen first-hand the most technically stimulating and challenging period, and has seen the industry grow in size and sophistication.

Book Details

Formula 1 Technology by Peter G. Wright
  • Hardcover: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers Inc (July 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0768002346
  • ISBN-13: 978-0768002348