The technical page has been designed to give you access to essential information on “how to design a formula 1 car”.
The first point of call for any Formula One Design is the official FIA Regulations for the upcoming season. The interpretation of these regulations can make or break the teams season and F1 car design, just look at how Jenson Button and Braun GP won the 2009 world championship with the double diffuser, contested by many teams but deemed legal by the FIA.
You can download a copy of the official 2015 FIA Technical Regulations at:
F1 2015 Technical Regulations
The official Sporting Regulations at:
F1 2015 Sporting Regulations
You also need to understand the basic principles of vehicle design and vehicle dynamics. Jobsinf1 has selected the following F1 books to start you on the right track.
Get a fantastic insight into the design of a Red Bull Racing F1 car by Christian Horner.
Automotive Math Handbook is a fantastic book for any student of motor sport.
Inspired to Design by Nigel Bennett.
The Science of Formula 1 Design by David Tremayne
Race Car Aerodynamics by Joseph Katz.
Race Car Chassis by Forbes Aird
Race Car Engineering & Mechanics by Paul Van Valkenburgh
Competition Car Suspension
Competition Car Electrics by Jonathan Lawes
Competition Car Data Logging by Simon McBeath
A Practical Guide to Race Car Data Analysis by Bob Knox
Engine Builder Handbook HP1245 by Tom Monroe
Successful Composite Techniques by Keith Noakes
CNC Programming Handbook with Tool Path Simulator CD-ROM.
Formula One Race Circuits: Explore the World’s Greatest Race Tracks
Lotus 72 Manual by Ian Wagstaff
McLaren M23 Manual by Ian Wagstaff
Lotus 78 & 79 by John Tipler