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INFOGRAPHIC DOWNLOAD see links below! In this 44-minute video documentary our Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, explains EVERYTHING you might want to know about wind tunnels, wind tunnel testing and F1 wind tunnels in particular! Wind Tunnel INFOGRAPHIC download links below
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INFOGRAPHIC DOWNLOAD see links below! In this 44-minute video documentary our Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, explains EVERYTHING you might want to know about wind tunnels, wind tunnel testing and F1 wind tunnels in particular! Wind Tunnel INFOGRAPHIC download links below!
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“The 2014 was a very difficult for the Sauber F1 Team so far” says F1 vlogger Chandni. Here are Chandni’s thoughts on the Russian Grand Prix and the positivies she takes from this race – from a fan’s perspective! Check out Chandni’s Vlog here: – she publishes reviews for every practice session, each qualifying and race as well as special news stories
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"I was hoping for points and really praying for points" says Chandni Patel. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen. Here are Chandni’s thoughts on the Singapore Grand Prix – from a fan’s perspective
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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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US-based Sauber F1 Team fan Brad McClaren looks back at the 2014 Italian Grand Prix. Plus: silly season?
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US-based Sauber F1 Team fan Brad McClaren looks back at the 2014 Italian Grand Prix. Plus: silly season? No idea what he’s talking about Enjoy!
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It was an exciting race – albeit the C33 not being competitive at the power-limited track of Spa-Francorchamps. Rosanna from Pole Position P1 – your motorsport channel on YouTube!
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It was an exciting race – albeit the C33 not being competitive at the power-limited track of Spa-Francorchamps. Rosanna from Pole Position P1 – your motorsport channel on YouTube! – looks back on the Belgian Grand Prix
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Have you seen great pictures or videos using smoke to visualise the airflow? Is smoke in a wind tunnel an urban legend or is there more behind it? Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, busts the myth of smoke in the tunnel…!
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Competir en el más alto nivel del automovilismo puede ser difícil a veces – tal y como Sauber F1 Team está experimentando de primera mano este año… ¡Pero #NuncaNosRendimos y seguimos nuestros sueños! Justo a tiempo para el descanso de F1 de verano, Antonio del canal de Youtube de MiniDrivers produjo este bonito y divertido video sobre la herencia deportiva de nuestro equipo. Suscríbete para ver más videos de MiniDrivers en www.youtube.com/user/TheMinisHD ¡Disfrutad
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Competing at the highest level of motorsport may be tough at times – as the Sauber F1 Team is experiencing firsthand this year… But we #NeverGiveUp and follow our dreams!
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"The Sauber F1 Team was looking hungry in Hungary" says Chandni Patel. Enjoy her review of the Hungarian Grand Prix (with a glimpse on the race in Germany) – from a fan’s perspective! Check out Chandni’s Vlog here: – she publishes reviews for every practice session, each qualifying and race as well as special news stories
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 5 takes a look at what is measured and how we do it.
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Meet Paqui, 18, from Mexico! Paqui had the unique opportunity to spend one week with the Sauber F1 Team at our factory in Hinwil, Switzerland.
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 5 explains moving ground systems (the rolling road) and how they developed from using synthetic rubber bands to today’s steel belts. And Willem takes a look at how air bearings underneath the belt and vaccum pumps are used to avoid friction and, thus, overheating of the belt
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 5 explains moving ground systems (the rolling road) and how they developed from using synthetic rubber bands to today’s steel belts. And Willem takes a look at how air bearings underneath the belt and vaccum pumps are used to avoid friction and, thus, overheating of the belt
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SPECIAL FEATURE: Rosanna from Pole Position P1 – your motorsport channel on YouTube! – presents the Sauber F1 Team race review for the British Grand Prix. Make sure to subscribe to Pole Position P1′s channel on YouTube:
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SPECIAL FEATURE: Rosanna from Pole Position P1 – your motorsport channel on YouTube! – presents the Sauber F1 Team race review for the British Grand Prix.
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 4 is about the model motion system: how is the model moved? And Willem takes a quick look at model tyres vs.
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 4 is about the model motion system: how is the model moved?
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 4 is about the model motion system: how is the model moved?
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 3 explains different kinds of working section layouts, boundary layer reduction systems and how motorsport and the aerospace industry influence each other in the field of wind tunnel design. Already published: 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 PART 5 – Moving Ground Technologies ► Watch here: ► rolling road ► development: synthetic rubber vs steel belts ► development: suction control ► friction, cooling ► air bearings & vacuum pumps Music "Crimson Tide (Original Mix)" courtesy of Ritesh Tripathy and Sonic Orbit: – it’s good to have great and creative fans
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 3 explains different kinds of working section layouts, boundary layer reduction systems and how motorsport and the aerospace industry influence each other in the field of wind tunnel design.
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 3 explains different kinds of working section layouts, boundary layer reduction systems and how motorsport and the aerospace industry influence each other in the field of wind tunnel design.
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Special appearance by Chandni Patel from ChandniVlogs for our review of the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix! Chandni looks back on ► the practice sessions ► the qualifying and ► the race from a Sauber F1 Team fan’s perspective. Check out Chandni’s Vlog here: – she publishes reviews for every practice session, each qualifying and race as well as special news stories
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Special appearance by Chandni Patel from ChandniVlogs for our review of the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix! Chandni looks back on ► the practice sessions ► the qualifying and ► the race from a Sauber F1 Team fan’s perspective.
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 2 explains cooling, the radiator and airflow optimisation. Already published: 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 PART 5 – Moving Ground Technologies ► Watch here: ► rolling road ► development: synthetic rubber vs steel belts ► development: suction control ► friction, cooling ► air bearings & vacuum pumps Music "Crimson Tide (Original Mix)" courtesy of Ritesh Tripathy and Sonic Orbit: – it’s good to have great and creative fans!
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 2 explains cooling, the radiator and airflow optimisation. Already published: 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 Subscribe now and don’t miss parts 3-8, see below!
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 2 explains cooling, the radiator and airflow optimisation. Already published: 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 turbulance Subscribe now and don’t miss parts 3-8, see below
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 2 explains cooling, the radiator and airflow optimisation. Already published: 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 PART 5 – Moving Ground Technologies ► Watch here: ► rolling road ► development: synthetic rubber vs steel belts ► development: suction control ► friction, cooling ► air bearings & vacuum pumps Music "Crimson Tide (Original Mix)" courtesy of Ritesh Tripathy and Sonic Orbit: – it’s good to have great and creative fans!
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Once again Brad brings you his review of the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix! Or is it Canadan? Grand Prix of Canadia
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Once again Brad brings you his review of the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix! Or is it Canadan?
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 1 reveals some basics and design principles: 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 PART 5 – Moving Ground Technologies ► Watch here: ► rolling road ► development: synthetic rubber vs steel belts ► development: suction control ► friction, cooling ► air bearings & vacuum pumps Music "Crimson Tide (Original Mix)" courtesy of Ritesh Tripathy and Sonic Orbit: – it’s good to have great and creative fans!
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Brad’s review of the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix! Help to #CureCancerNow – more information and auction of Esteban’s Monaco helmet designed by Brazilian artist Romero Britto here: ► Brad McClaren is an "ordinary fan", just like you.
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Download our comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to 2014 Formula One Regulations (PDF, 4.5 MB): English ► Español ► Deutsch ► Are you still confused about the 2014 F1 regulations? Then here’s your remedy! All the changes are explained in a way that is easy to understand for rookies but still entertaining to read for the experts among you.
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This video is not about speed… It is about understanding and analysing F1 telemetry data. More information below
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Don’t be sad, Brad! As you say right at the end of this video: we #NeverGiveUp – and the test results were promising… This video is Brad’s review of the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix as well as the latest test in Barcelona
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The Sauber F1 Team YouTube channel is known and loved for educational videos about Formula One and exceptional fan engagement. Share your thoughts with us, and we will listen! Comment and share our content and we will interact with you
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Hit the road… with the Sauber F1 Team! The Sauber F1 Team with drivers Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez doing what they do best: racing the Sauber C33-Ferrari
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We mounted a #GoPro cam to Simona De Silvestro’s helmet filming an in and an outlap during her first test in a Formula One car at the Ferrari test track in Fiorano, Italy. She’s racing a C31 in the livery of her Clean Air Energy campaign. Enjoy
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Special appearance by Chandni Patel from ChandniVlogs for our review of the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix! Chandni looks back on ► the practice sessions ► qualifying and ► the race from a Sauber F1 Team fan’s perspective.
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HAPPY EASTER! This F1-paced Easter Egg Hunt is a shorty for you to have some fun.