Home » Archive

Articles in the Video Category

Technical, Video »

[21 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 12,278 views]
Evolution of the Steering Wheel

For a long time, the steering wheel was a humble piece of equipment which did exactly what it says on the tin – it’s a wheel and it controls the steering. However, as the video below from Sauber shows, in the last twenty years it has evolved into a €30,000, multifunctional interface controlling far more than simply the direction the car points.

Safety, Video »

[19 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 1,602 views]
Hamilton versus Rosberg and Seatbelts

In the first of a series of Grand Prix Insights, Mercedes AMG engineer Aldo Costa demonstrates seatbelt technology. Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go head-to-head in a friendly competition to settle the question: “who really is faster?” although a stewards inquiry may be in order.

Technical, Video »

[27 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 2,579 views]
Tyre Behaviour

The behaviour of the tyres is influenced by a variety of parameters, which affect their performance and degradation. The car set-up, the aerodynamic balance, grip levels and driving style are all key factors that have an important effect on the tyres.

Technical, Video »

[25 May 2012 | No Comment | 3,092 views]
Aerodynamics and Tyres

Aerodynamics play a crucial role in the development of modern Formula One cars and the tyres form about 25-30% of the whole picture. For this reason, Pirelli gives all the teams replica tyres to use in their wind tunnels and for development…

Technical, Video »

[23 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 905 views]
New Rain Tyres

With rain forecast this weekend, Pirelli’s new Cinturato Green Intermediate and Cinturato Blue Wet tyres could take centre stage. Here’s the low-down on how the tyres have changed from last year…

Rules and Regulations, Technical, Video »

[15 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 1,026 views]
Effect of New Rules on Tyres

Noses have been lowered and blown diffusers are supposedly out. The results haven’t necessarily been pretty but what is the fundamental effect on the cars and, in particular, how they use the tyres? Pirelli explain…