FORMULA 1 CARS

As the king of all motorsports, the F1 car remains a mystery to most of you. Let's do a technical analysis of these cars, which are at the heart of the biggest international competitions.


Aerodynamic principles

An F1 driver who takes his foot off the accelerator and a race driver who brakes produce the same result. It takes the F1 driver less than 4 seconds to go from 300 km/h to 0 km/h and 17 metres to go from 100 km/h to a complete stop. These performances are made possible by aerodynamics.


Maintenance

The gearbox of an F1 car is heavily stressed during the competition. There are about 2600 gear changes per race (made by the pilot on the steering wheel)! The car's temperatures are also very high. It can be up to 50°C in the passenger compartment, the tyres heat up to 130°C when they are in full action and the exhausts blow up to 950°C. This is without forgetting that carbon brake discs sometimes heat up to 1000°C.


At maximum speed, the engine of a F1 reaches an average of 18,000 rpm. This is possible thanks to the 750 to 900 hp under the hood.


It is clear to you that proper maintenance is required to ensure that parts do not wear out prematurely, so the best choice will be more corrosion-resistant components and the use of precision bearings. As for lubricant, you need about 30 litres of transmission oil and 70 litres of engine oil for an F1 car!

Impressive, isn't it?