F1 has come a long way over 7 decades in putting safe, effective barriers between the track and its surroundings. From straw bales, to armco to tyre barriers we look at the good design and terrible problems with barrier solutions used over the years.
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.
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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There were loads of battles throughout the Azerbaijan GP - most involving Max Verstappen! In this video, we look at six particular battles in Baku to examine how to drive defensively and how NOT to defend position.
Next year the minimum weight rule is changing to weight the driver and car separately. Why was this a good idea and how does weight distribution affect the car's performance. Let's dive in with PHYSICS!
How do you overtake in F1? What techniques and strategies do good drivers use to make moves on their rivals, and how to bad overtakes go wrong? Let's have a look at the whole process of overtaking.
So, yesterday's video was heavy on the pitstop information but light on the 'OK But how did Kimi Raikkonen run over his mechanic?' information.
Let's look at the humble corner. The turn. The bend.
If you've never thought about what gives a turn its character, we'll find out here. We look at radius, camber, elevation, angles and see what makes some corners iconic and why others we never even think about.
What happens in the two seconds that it takes to complete an F1 pitstop?
Inspired by the Australian and Bahraini GP 2018, we look at how intense the complicated the pitstop process is and how mistake can arise like Haas leaving without secured wheel and Kimi leaving before everyone was ready.
In this look back at the Australian GP 2018, we look at how Vettel managed to sneak past Hamilton by pitting under the Virtual Safety Car.
In this third video on aerodynamics, we look at the some of the most common little aero devices on F1 cars, including: the little slots and cutouts in rear wings, the diffuser, bargeboards and the s-duct.
In this second video on aerodynamics, we look at when wings stall, turbulence, vortices, different types of drag and controlling unwieldy air flow.
Aerodynamics is a complicated topic and will take a few videos to cover.
Here we look at the very basic elements of aerodynamics:
- the effects of pressure
- air flow
- balance of forces
- how to manipulate air
Pirelli choose three dry compounds of tyres from the seven different compounds available to bring to each race. But how to they decide which are the best compounds to bring? Here we look at how the track layout, the type of asphalt and the track environment all affect which tyre compounds are best suited to each race.
Formula 1 put together a list of proposals for the 2021 Engine Rules and published them for discussion last November.
Here we have a look at them, what they mean and they're implications. What do you think of them? Let me know!
The life of a tyre is a complicated one. Want to understand more about graining, heat cycles, marbles, flat spots, blisters and more? Watch and see it all explained.
Dominant forces in F1 come in waves with different teams fighting for the top, the midfield and the wooden spoon. But what factors make different teams winners? Let's have a look.
This video was requested by a Patreon patron who sponsored me to make a video at his request.
The rules have been revised for 2018 over how many engine parts each F1 car is allowed. The penalties for going over this allowance have also changed!
Watch this video to stay clued up on power units rules this year!
This is your one stop shop for tyre basics in 2018.
We've got some new compounds in 2018. What does this all mean?
We also go over the tyre rules again for those new to the sport.
Grid penalties seem like a simple enough thing until loads of them appear at once. Who goes where? This video explains the process used to enact multiple grid penalties in one race