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The Secret Aerodynamicist: have Ferrari designed themselves into a corner?

Formula 1 cars are fast. That is taken as read. But exactly how fast they are is perhaps not something people dwell on too often. To put it into perspective, Lewis Hamilton's pole position time for last year's British Grand Prix at Silverstone - one minute 25.892 seconds - was 34 seconds faster than the lap record for a grand prix motorcycle. A really quick road car, such as a Ferrari or McLaren supercar, would lap at around that pace, too. How does the F1 car do this? Part of it is an engine that produces close to 1,000bhp. But the difference in lap time is mainly made up of the F1 car's cornering abilities. And the main reason for them is aerodynamics. The manipulation of air around a car...
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