Wind Tunnel :

A wind tunnel is a tool used in F1 to study the way the air moves past the car enabling the teams to fine-tune the aerodynamics – seeking a balance between downforce and minimum resistance. 

It consists of a closed tubular passage with the car to be tested mounted in the middle. A powerful fan system moves air past the car. 

The amount of time a team can spend testing in the wind tunnel is regulated by the FIA to ensure the wealthier teams are not given an unfair advantage.  

Andrew Burden

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