Our April issue is on sale now, featuring the new F1 cars as well as LMP1, Rally, Roborace, Formula Student and much more.
Inside the April edition:
As the Formula 1 season kicks off with pre-season testing, we find out how teams coped with the aerodynamic and structural challenges of the new Halo. But is this the best solution? We take a look at Indycar’s head protection solution to compare.
Every fan’s dream is to build their own F1 car, so we spoke to the man who rebuilt the Caterham CT05 in his shed, and discover the technical challenges he faced.
The privateer LMP1 BR1 car is revealed and the tech behind WRC is uncovered as the new breed of Rally cars enter their second season. With autonomous racing looming over Motorsport’s future, we delve into the science behind robotic racecars and how Roborace’s contenders compare to those developed by Formula Student teams.
This month’s technical section features our monthly Aerobytes and ChassiSim columns as well as the Consultant and the third instalment of OptimumG’s Formula Student top tips. We speak to the engineers who develop engine models and discover how the complexity of an engine can be characterised by equations. Ricardo Divilia’s Brazilian Formula Vee project is forced to switch from a longitudinal to transverse engine layout, which proved to be quite the engineering challenge and we reveal how modern machining technology no longer needs humans.
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