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In the PIts: Formula 1 Technology

In The Pits: Formula 1 Technology How Much Does it Cost to build an F1 Car? Rear Wing Single Price $12,900 Responsible for about 30% of the car's total downforce Total Lifetime Cost $129,000 Steering Wheel Single Price $28,8540 The average weight of a steering wheel is 2 pounds. Total Lifetime Cost $28,854 O Exhaust Single Price $11,600 At 900 degrees Celsius the gasses whip past the titanium outlet valves and into the exhaust Total Lifetime Cost system at the speed of sound. $255,620 Front Wing creates about 25% Single Price $21,500 of the car's total Total Lifetime Cost downforce $215,000 750 Hp Single Price $214,300 Tyre max life of F1 tires is at most 200 kilometers. It rotates 150,000x per race, 50x per second at top speed Engine Single Price $650 O A single F1 engine is made up of around 1000 parts and takes Total Lifetime Cost about 80 hours to assemble Total Lifetime Cost $4.7 Million $291,200 Undertray seperate floor to the car bolted $8,600 onto the underside of the Single Price Single Price KERS recovers kinetic energy present in waste created by car's brak- ing system *Adds 80HP N/A Total Lifetime Cost $86,000 Total Lifetime Cost N/A monocoque Single Price Monocoque The monocoque is constructed from $117,900 several carbon-fibre components bonded together with powerful adhesives. Single Price Brakes The materials get heated $3,590 Total Lifetime Cost Total Lifetime Cost $117,900 to 2500 degrees Celcius $207,000 Gearbox Single Price allows driver to changes gears with steering wheel-mounted controls and without having to use a clutch pedal. $128,600 Total Lifetime Cost Estimation of the lifetime cost of owning an F1 car: $128,600 $6,868,000 Telemetry Software used by engineeers to track numerous $107.150 variables during the race in real time Single Price Total Lifetime Cost $107,150 Front Wing reduces drag Undertray reduces drag Spoiler reduces drag Dealing With Aero Dynamics I generates downforce L generates downforce I At top speed, the downforce on the front wing will be 3/4 of a tonne. 80% of the cars grip comes from aerodynamics F1 Team Garage F1 An F1 car must reach a speed of 80mph to reach a downforce:weight ratio of 1:1. downforce This ratio at 118mph is 2:1 downforce Downforce is ample at high speeds for standard production cars Standard Production Car Race car wings operate on exactly the same principle asaircraft wings, only in reverse. Air flows at different speeds over the two sides of the wing and this creates a difference in pressure. As this pressure tries to balance, the wing tries to move in the direction of the low pressure. Planes use their wings to create lift, race cars use theirs to create downforce. A modern Formula One car is capable of developing 3.5 g lateral cornering force (three and a half times its own weight) thanks to aerodynamic downforce.That means that, theoretically, at high speeds they could drive upside down. On the Grid Talking The Torque What does it take to start an F1 car? Acceleration O to 62 mph in 1.7 Seconds The engine needs to be heated because an F1 will not start if the engine is cold. F1 cars use an external starter which is O to 124 mph in 3.8 Seconds 10 O to186 mph in 8.6 Seconds 8. accessed in the rear of the vehicle. 120 mph to 0 in 3.0 Seconds How many people are required? The Starter Man is responsible for starting the F1. He also needs to be at the ready in case the car stalls during the race. There are 17 pit crew members total. 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 120 60 MPH MPH Monitoring an F1 car 1MB of data per second sent from the car. At top speed, 150,000 engine and vehicle measurements are collected each second. highest speed of an F1 on a straight-away is 257 mph Brakes 10.9 Inches 1.1 mm Hours checking a new cylinder head with computer tomography: 20 Diameter of Brakes Max Thickness of brakes Over 200 channels of data are transmitted between the car and the garage during a Grand Prix Technology Used: ATLAS works withs ervers to access data when needed, dividing the server information into three categories: Engine Chassis Driver 200 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 DRS (drag reduction system): the rear wing can only be adjusted if F1 is 1 second behind another diver MPH 124 mph to 0 in 2.21 Seconds mpg of an F1 car is 3.1 Slick tires give up to The average fuel consumption of an F1 car during a 186 mile race is 48 to 50 gallons. 18% more contact with the track. An F1 car can do up to 200 miles on one tank. 2.4 L V8 Maximum size allowed to be in an F1car F1 cars use regular unleaded such as you'd get for a road car. 18,000 rpm Max rpm's allowed for F1 engines -t-E So You Want To Own an What does it cost to run an F1 team? F1 Car? Jordon Peugeot average racer salary is $5 Million to $20 Million $72,127 Benetton B196 travel for racing destinations is $3 Million $258,964 average annual cost of fuel and other consumables is $4 Million to $5 Million Schumachers Benetton (1994) PIT LANE $3.7 Million + Pit Crew members range in Salary from $35,000 to $90,000 per year Pay depends on level of racing and team's performance. The Costs of Becoming an F1 Sponsor F1 on the road F1 technology inspires street car design The Costs of Becoming an F1 Sponsor Estimated cost -per race advertising value: sponsored by Philips Formula 1 Direct Steering has influenced on BMW's active steering system. The system constantly adjusts pending on the speed of the car allowing for excellent stability at higher speeds. $20.2 million $353.3 Million Budget WILLIAMS F RedBull in 2009 Red Bull pumped over $160m into its F1 Williams The Mercedes-Benz SLR sports car is fitted with high-performance ceramic brakes designed to handle faster speeds and hotter temperatures. This idea came directly from Formula 1. account sponsored by Vodaphone ENERGY DEINK $443.8 Million Budget $304.6 Million Budget MCLaren Ferrari McLaren -9-1-- Other F1 Facts After each race, cars are stripped down and 150 diagnostic tests are carried out. The car's hydraulic system operates at a pressure of 3,000 psi, which is the kind of pressure experienced while diving to depths of 6,500 feet. The energy required to slow a car from 315kph to 185kph is the same amount needed to make an elephant jump 10 metres in the air! A Formula One driver burns approximately 1,200 calories per Grand Prix and loses on average two kilograms in weight. The drivers will typically change gear up to 2,800 times per Grand Prix. 9 * Time (seconds) Time (seconds) Time (seconds)

In the PIts: Formula 1 Technology

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This infographic provides detailed information and visualizations on making F1 racing cars. It shows the amount of work and technology it takes to build cars that reach high speeds. It also reveals th...




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