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2015 Spanish GP Tech Highlights

Note: This is essentially my analysis piece for Richland F1, with some added bits and pieces, illustrations and details about the fuel flow monitoring changes that were introduced. Exam season is in full swing so apologies for the not-so-exclusive content this week.

Barcelona is pretty much the best playground for an F1 car. Aerodynamics are severely tested with a variety of long, high and medium speed corners spaced out by a series of straights, whilst the final sector is now a good hunting ground for those with strong mechanical grip after the circuit layout changed in 2008.

With such an emphasis on aero, updates are often developed from around the end of the winter testing period specifically for this race and on into the middle of the season. Teams recognise this as an opportunity to jump ahead of their nearest rival but with almost everyone making gains all of the time, eking out that extra tenth of a second from the overall package is all the more crucial. Continue reading

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Analysis: Ricciardo’s exclusion

I have done a brief analysis regarding Daniel Ricciardo’s exclusion from the Australian GP, after finishing a brilliant second on his Red Bull debut, for richlandf1.com.

It’s basically how fine the regulations are surrounding the FIA’s standard fuel flow sensor and how the team failed to meet the requirements that the FIA set around monitoring the flow rate, rather than a breach of the flow rate itself.

Here’s the link – http://richlandf1.com/?p=20388

Full Tech Highlights will be up this week so stay tuned!