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AERODYNAMICS

The floor of the car is now one of the most important elements of its aerodynamic package. The current cars generate what is known as “ground effect,” with the floor now responsible for producing 50% of the car’s total downforce. The other major elements in this area are the front and rear wings.

THE CHASSIS

The main element around which the entire car is built. It has to be stiff enough to maintain its structural integrity but still have enough flex to adapt to torsional forces and this balance affects the car’s behaviour on track.

THE CONCEPT

The idea behind the current Formula 1 cars, introduced in 2022, was to make for closer racing and a better show. A raft of major changes was introduced with the new design aimed at making overtaking easier, by reducing the amount of “dirty air,” the turbulent wash created behind the cars.

THE POWER UNIT

The power unit is a hybrid: a 1600cc internal combustion V6 turbo engine, along with two electrical units that recover energy from the turbine exhausts (MGU-H) and from the rear brakes (MGU-K). The longitudinally mounted gearbox has 8 forward gears, plus reverse.

THE TYRES

The 2024 Pirelli range features five slick compounds going from the softest C1 to the hardest C5. To help with easy identification when the cars are on track, the chosen compounds each feature a different colour band: red for Soft, yellow for Medium and white for Hard. In the case of rain, there’s a choice of the green Intermediate or the blue Full Wet.

V6
turbo engine
1600cc
capacity
798kg
minimum weight
8
gears

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YUKI TSUNODA

YUKI TSUNODA

YUKI TSUNODA

Visa Cash App RB F1 Team’s Japanese driver was born on 11 May 2000 in Kanagawa and, at 20 years of age is the youngest driver on the Formula 1 grid in 2021. The youngster will be the 18th Japanese driver to compete in Formula 1, the first since Kamui… Read Full Bio
DANIEL RICCIARDO

DANIEL RICCIARDO

DANIEL RICCIARDO

After enjoying karting success in his native Australia, Daniel Ricciardo moved to Italy in 2007 to take part in Formula Renault 2.0. Great results saw him recruited to the Red Bull Junior Team and the following season he repaid the faith shown in him by winning the Formula Renault WEC… Read Full Bio

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