In this final episode of our 8-part Wind Tunnel Explained series, Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, explains how we translate test results from 60% scale to real car, how we calculate forces based on various speeds and which limitations are imposed to F1 teams by the current regulations. Watch parts 1-7 of this amazing series: PART 1 – Basics of Wind Tunnel Design ► Watch here: ► basic principles, history ► open-circuit vs closed-circuit wind tunnels ► energy efficiency ► fan, foundation, seismic mass, vibrations ► air rotation and turbulence PART 2 – Heat, Cooling & Airflow Optimisation ► Watch here: ► heat, cooling & radiators ► airflow optimisation PART 3 – Test or Working Section ► Watch here: ► test section, settling chamber ► closed-jet, slotted-wall, 3/4 open-jet ► contoured-wall, adaptive-wall ► aerospace vs motorsport wind tunnel technology ► boundary layer reduction in motorsports PART 4 – Model Motion System & Tyres ► Watch here: ► airospace vs motorsport model mounting systems ► model motion: yaw, pitch, roll ► wheels-on vs wheels-off, wheel steer ► wind tunnel model tyres vs. race tyres PART 5 – Moving Ground Technologies ► Watch here: ► rolling road ► development: synthetic rubber vs steel belts ► development: suction control ► friction, cooling ► air bearings & vacuum pumps PART 6 – Measurement Tools ► Watch here: ► load cells (6-/5-component) ► wheel load cells ► tyre patch load cells ► downforce, side-force, drag-force ► pressure sensors, motors, capillary tubes PART 7 – The Myth of Smoke in the Tunnel ► Watch here: ► smoke wands, rakes, airflow visualisation PART 8 – Model Size & Regulations ► Watch here: ► 50% vs 60% vs 100% model testing ► translation of model sizes and speeds ► FIA regulations and testing limitations ► wind-on restrictions Subscribe now
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Luca di Montezemolo to leave Ferrari with £23m pay-off as giants of motor sport plunge into turmoil after Monza humiliation
Luca di Montezemola to leave Ferrari with £23m pay-off as giants of motor sport plunge into turmoil after Monza humiliation
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As exciting as crossing the finish line in a car race – that was how Mercedes-AMG presented its new GT V8 sports car as none other than current Formula 1 points leader Nico Rosberg piloted the breath-taking newcomer from the sports car brand of Mercedes-Benz onto the stage! —— Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel to never miss any of our exclusive videos! +MercedesAMGF1
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Ferrari chairman Luca Di Montezemolo to step down in favour of Fiat chief executive Sergio Marchionne
The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 W03 makes its #RaceTheRunway debut in spectacular style – recording a terminal speed of 192.6 mph on the auxiliary runway at Edinburgh Airport at the hands of Anthony Davidson! Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, #RaceTheRunway is run by and benefits the Prince and Princes of Wales Hospice in Glasgow – a great day for a great cause!
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