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Application: Formula 1— Winning is Everything
Posted Fri September 17, 2004 @03:06PM
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Application Formula racing is defined as “single-seat automobile racing in which the designs of the cars are strictly regulated”. Vehicles used in Formula One (F1) racing are considered the highest form of single-seat racing cars due to the sophistication of construction and ultimate speed. Their design, in which the airflow over and under the car (aided by sophisticated “wings” and the closeness of the car to its racing surface) creates a downward force, which holds them close to the ground—despite extremely high speeds.

F1 teams want to win—not only for the high purses received at the finish line, but because F1 cars are considered to be the height of single-seat racing car construction. So, if you win, you’re considered to be the best in what many consider to be the most glamorous automobile racing events in the world.

But, if you don’t get the aerodynamic package of your F1 right, you won’t have a hope of getting near the front of the grid—much less win the race! F1 teams spend up to $50 million on the latest thing in wind tunnels in order to be at the head of the pack.

That’s why Advantage CFD, owned by the B.A.R. F1 team, came to the industry leader in CFD design manipulation—the Optimal Solutions Software team—in their efforts to more quickly and accurately aerodynamically improve the B.A.R. Formula 1 race cars.

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