Aerodynamics is the science of controlling how the air behaves as the car cuts through it at speed.
F1 is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport globally.... There's more... cars are designed similarly to an aeroplane wing, but the force works to push the car onto the track, allowing it to In formula 1, a corner is much more than a turn on the track, it is a considered and deliberate... There's more... at insanely high speeds. Downforce is a measure of how much vertical aerodynamic load is created by a Formula 1 car’s aerodynamic surfaces. The... There's more... has a negative effect of creating Drag is the resistance caused by air hitting a solid object as it is propelled forward. When the solid object... There's more... and slowing the cars on the fast sections of the track. Finding the perfect balance between downforce and drag reduction is constantly pursuing the team’s The Aerodynamicists are aeronautical engineers responsible for the car’s aerodynamics a critical part of the car's ability to race and... There's more....
In 2022 new regulations were introduced to manage better the ‘dirty air’ that comes off the back of the cars, disrupting the car behind. This is intended to improve the spectator experience by allowing closer racing and more overtaking.
A modern Formula One is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport... There's more... car is capable of developing 3.5g – which is three and a half times its own weight – thanks to aerodynamic downforce. That means that, theoretically, at high speeds they could drive upside down.