Most of the races over a season are at sea level, however, Mexico and Brazil are at Most of the races over a season are at sea level, however, Mexico and Brazil are at Altitude and have... and have 25% less oxygen.
This causes additional technical challenges for the team’s engineers as the Cooling, Slang for Aerodynamic Aerodynamics is the science of controlling how the air behaves as the car cuts through it at... and Engine Aspiration are affected.
Less air means less cooling, so you will see changes to help improve cooling. These often include larger sidepod intakes and vents added to the bodywork.
As the air is approximately 25% thinner at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, there is less Downforce is a measure of how much vertical aerodynamic load is created by a Formula 1 car’s aerodynamic surfaces. The... and Drag is the resistance caused by air hitting a solid object as it is propelled forward. When the solid object.... Teams will typically use a unique rear wing to help compensate for this phenomenon.
The engines require air for asperation and while the current The current Formula 1 regulations require the cars to be hybrids. Instead of conventional hybrid systems, with an electric motor,... Power Units require less oxygen than the old V8 and V12 engines, they are still put under additional stress. The turbos work to push through more oxygen but they can not push that hard for a full race.
Fortunately, all teams are facing the same challenge so they are all relying on their technical brainiacs to fine-tune the car to suit the conditions.