The connection of each wheel to the rocker within the car’s body is by a A pullrod is part of the wheel assembly, connecting the wheel to the shock absorber (damper and spring), the active... or A pushrod is part of the wheel assembly, connecting the wheel to the shock absorber (damper and spring), the active....
The difference between the two is the geometric arrangement of the wheel hub in relation to the suspension arrangement within the body. Pushrods are mounted higher on the body relative to the wheel hub and ‘push’ the rockers. Pullrods are mounted lower and ‘pull’ the rocker.
A common arrangement for F1 is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport globally.... cars (since 2009) has pushrod suspension for the front axle and pullrod for the rear, as this geometry generally favours the airflow across the Aerodynamics is the science of controlling how the air behaves as the car cuts through it at speed. F1 cars... elements of the car.
However, this is only a generalization – for the 2022 season, McLaren Racing Limited is a British motor racing team, under the Marque of the Mclaren Group, based at the McLaren... and Red Bull Racing, also simply known as Red Bull or RBR and competing as Oracle Red Bull Racing in 2022,... both employed pullrod suspension for the front axle, and McLaren even switched to pushrod for the rear. These differences in suspension arrangement were another interesting twist on the variation of the cars under the 2022 regulations.
This extract has been taken from an article on flowracers.com. You can read the full, very informative article – here
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