Aerodynamic testing

Aerodynamic testing :

As part of the cars early development, teams use exact scale models of the F1 cars that are tested and evaluated in a wind tunnel.

In order to ensure the wealthier teams do not have an unfair advantage, wind tunnel time is restricted with the allocation of aerodynamic testing for teams, based on where they placed in the most recent constructors’ championship. The allocations are then reassessed on June 30.

In 2021, fifth place in the constructors’ standings was the benchmark for testing time. From there, teams placed higher were allocated less aerodynamic testing time, and teams placed lower were given more.

In 2022, first place will only have 70 per cent aerodynamic testing time, and last place will have 115 per cent.

Wind Tunnel :
Andrew Burden

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