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Ballast in F1 Cars

What Is Ballast in F1 Cars?

Ballasts are weight put in F1 cars to ensure better balance and handling. Putting ballasts in F1 cars is part of tuning the vehicle. Teams now use lightweight materials for F1 cars and put these weights to get better weight distribution. The shape of the ballast depends on the team’s needs and usually varies from […]

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Autoclave in F1 cars

Use of Autoclave in F1 cars

F1 cars composite is made by processing carbon fiber in an autoclave machine. Each stage of making a chassis uses the autoclave. Different parts are processed at different temperatures and different pressures in a vacuum, to extract air from the material.  Two crucial parts that a carbon fiber chassis goes through in an autoclave are

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What Is 107 Rule In F1

What Is 107 Rule In F1?

The 107% rule refers to the time taken to finish a lap. During the first phase of qualifying, drivers have to finish a lap within 107% of the fastest Q1 time. For example, if the fastest drivers in Q1 finished in 100 seconds, then every other car has to turn in less than 107 seconds.

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Developing The Granatelli Race Cars

Using images and technical drawings from the World of Speed Archive’s Granatelli Collection, volunteer Tom Stycznski elaborates on his volunteer talk presentation covering Andy and his development of race cars starting with his early years in Chicago, building Grancor and the Hurricane Hot Rod Association along with his early years in race promotion. Learn about

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