Technical

The Transaxle Conundrum

  One of the most enduring motor sport engine and gearbox configurations is the ‘North-South’ mid-engine layout with a transaxle mounted behind the motor. For a manufacturer or a well-funded race team, designing a purpose built or high-end transaxle is not a difficult decision to make. For those of us on limited budgets or ‘green…

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Mass Dampers

Way back in the mists of history, the blue blazer brigade at the FIA determined that Formula 1 cars would run on 13” diameter wheels. I seem to recall that the logic was to force a reduction in the size of brake discs that could be used and therefore ensure the cars would have nice,…

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