How does the MGU-K work?

Having looked at the brakes, a lot of people wanted to know HOW the MGU-K slows the car down by adding to the rear wheel braking.

We'll look at: 

- how the MGU-K turns electrical energy from the battery into power for the rear wheels

- how the MGU-K turns power from the spinning rear wheels back into electrical energy

- how MGU-K braking occurs

- how this all happens thanks to the interplay between electrical charge and magnetism!

How to enjoy boring races

Worried that races in 2018 are going to be a total snoozer? Well, watching F1 doesn't have to be grim - just follow these 7 tips for how to get the most out of an F1 race. Even if there's not much on track action. 


How the Virtual Safety Car works

The Virtual Safety Car is relatively new to F1. Introduced in 2015, it was a means of forcing all the cars to slow down around the track at once.

The language around the VSC is never particularly clear but the whole process is actually a lot simpler than it may sometimes seem. This video explains what it's supposed to do, how it works and why it's so effective.

How does F1 let innovation thrive without stifling the rest of the sport?

There is a battle at the heart of Formula 1. Its need to allow engineers to constantly innovate and push design and technology can stifle good racing and many of the values that make F1 great. How does Formula one balance this, keeping everything in check while keeping the spirit of innovation alive?

Let's look closer at the fine balance that F1 has to walk.

New Aero Rules in F1 for 2019 explained

F1 has managed to pass through a set of three new aero rules to improve overtaking in 2019. How will these rules help and what can we expect to see in the next couple of year?

This video looks at aerodynamics, drs and the problems with complex front wings.

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F1 2018 Bingo - Chain Bear Predictions

As is tradition among F1 media types, I'm going to make some predictions for the year ahead. But, to make it interesting, I'm going to go a little bit bold with my predictions and see if I can get BINGO by the end of the year.

Slide your own predictions into the comments and I might include them when I look back at the end of the year.