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Tech Draft: Farewell to the Jounce damper

Tech Draft's second edition for 2022 explains a Formula 1 car component called the J-Damper mentioned in the previous issue, in response to readers' inquiry about the device that will be banned in F1 from 2022 onwards. In recent years the use of this ingenious device has been widespread by teams, and a necessity, so let’s have a layman’s look at what the J-damper is, the purpose it serves, and the reasons why it has been banned. In the mid 2000’s it appears as though it was McLaren who at first included the concept of inertia or mass dampening of suspension movement in their R&D programme, although there is conjecture that it was indeed Renault, who inevitably took the concept...
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