Posts by brandl

William Toet on Formula 1 Design, Performance and Aerodynamics

William Toet is the former Head of Aerodynamics for the Sauber F1 Team, and is one of very few F1 engineers that has been willing to impart with his vast wealth of knowledge.  He is an engaging speaker and covers a fascinating array of motor sport topics. Here he speaks about the design, performance and aerodynamics…

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Cams Fines Competitor for Competing

CAMS has handed a $5k suspended fine to a competitor for competing in an AASA Formula Ford event at Winton on 24 September, 2016.  The competitor, Paul Zsidy, is a CAMS state council member and by competing in the non-CAMS sanctioned event he breached the CAMS constitution. CAMS released a statement last week that stated:…

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Air Ducts with William Toet – A Down to Earth Explanation

I have been following William’s posts for a while now as they are amazingly insightful and deeply technical. Here is his fantastically easy to read explanation of duct design, and the magic number you need to aim for when working out expansion angles. William explains; “Ducts are there to capture air from, ideally, a clean,…

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Formula Drone the Next Step after Formula E?

Formula E appears to be a rapidly growing category (though no events Down Under – presumably electricity is expensive here), and love it or not, electric cars are going to be a massive presence in the future automotive landscape.  Formula E has a love-it-or-hate-it sound, and the end of a race can be painful to…

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Awesome Retro Weber Style Carby for Hidden EFI

Awesome Retro Weber Style Carby for Hidden EFI! Jenvey in the UK are known for making some pretty interesting induction systems. One downside on older cars is losing the classic ‘look’, let alone the distinctive sound of side draught carbies. So when some pictures of new DCOE style carbs floated across my screen, I had…

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2016 Shannons Nationals Sept 10-11

This weekend’s September 10-11 Shannons Nationals Round 6 at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit promises great Sports Car action with: the final round of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge for 2016, National Sports Sedans, V8 Tourers, GTs, Touring Car Masters, Superkarts Formula 3, SportsRacers and more Besides the Porsches, the other Sports Car category is…

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Race Magazine has a new project – and it’s BAD

Yes, the new project has arrived.  It is intended to be a platform to prove that grass roots motor sport is easy to get into, cheap, and a whole lot of fun. But first, it needs to start and run!  You know that cold sinking feeling you get when you realise you have made a…

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World’s First In-Car Camera Televised Footage (1979)

Australia was the first in the world in 1979 in one aspect of motorsport technology – the televised in car camera footage. Back then one Peter Williamson in a Toyota Celica was willing to carry the 70kg (yes really 70kg) of camera, battery and transmitting equipment around in his car. Of course all the fast…

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