The Science of Formula 1 Design: Expert Analysis of the Modern Grand Prix Car (David Tremayne) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Sport Motor Racing section. priced at £8.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
Sparkford: Haynes Publishing, 2004, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Colour photographs; Colour drawings; Diagrams; Glossary; Cutaways;
From the cover: The drivers and the politics of Formula 1 frequently draw the main headlines, but there is no other branch of motorsport in which the technology reaches such an elevated level. Teams invest millions and designers spend their waking moments in an incessant search for vital fractions of a second. No matter how much the governing body changes the rules, these ingenious characters always seem to find a way to go faster, year after year.
This insightful book unravels the mysteries of Grand Prix car design at the turn of the 21st century. Drawing on information gleaned from the sports leading design engineers, the authoritative, extensively illustrated text, written with the armchair enthusiast in mind, explains just how the modern Formula 1 car works, and how it has evolved.
Without becoming esoteric or losing the attention of the layman enthusiast, the author works through each section of the car explaining the factors at work in each particular area, and outlining how designers cope with, and exploit, those forces they encounter.
The philosophy, technology and materials behind the aerodynamics, chassis, engine, transmission, electronics, steering, suspension, brakes and tyres are carefully analysed, together with the unseen but crucial question of how all the myriad parts and systems interact and are honed into the sort of stunning reliability that saw World Champion Michael Schumacher complete two seasons of racing without a single mechanical retirement.
This background information became all the more important when in April 2004 the FIA outlined its determination to create a dramatic new Formula 1 in which fresh limitations on technology would be imposed.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Light crease to the bottom corner of the upper panel, with a faint sticker ghost to the same. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Index. 11″ x 8½”.