The Dimensions behind Formula One-Race Cars

The beauty of technology is extemporary displayed in the formula one car. You will back up this idea. These cars are magnificent, thrilling and they seem un-expendable. They are type of cars, which you don’t meet on any road cruising, just specifically made for special tracks where high-tech drivers can display their skills and expertise in controlling them.

Formula one fun is all about speed and technology. The cars screeching on the super- made tracks, which may leave your heart throbbing and even wishing for an opportunity to experience one, portray the craze. Nevertheless, are we aware of how this car works? On the other hand, how can they withstand those amazing speeds? Now this is an engineering dominion but I am going to crack into bits, to help you acquaint yourself with this cars dimensions.

In fact, the car is deemed as the fastest! As compared to Bugatti Veyron, which is fastest road car with an ability to top to 200 mph, it has a power to weight ratio of around 500-horse power/ton. This is amazing but way behind the exclusive formula one car, which has a power to weight ratio of 1,500-horse power/ ton. This makes it 3 times powerful than the said fastest car in the world. The irony is that the formula one cars engine is 3 times smaller! This is this amazing!

This car looks small and the truth is that you definitely have no comfort with it! its made of  very light materials to keep it as light as possible, just like a jet. Its designs is commensurate to the intended speed and the drivers saftey. This makes it a complex “little” engineering  creation. In this regard, strict design rules have  been set and every car must abide by them, otherwise its banned from participating in the race. Formula One-car teams will make sure that they push their cars design features up to the limit. This is a key to achieving super speed and super fuel efficiency.

The speed of the formula one car is enough to lift it up and make it fly. With an ability to reach a top speed of 300 km /hr and topping from zero to 100 km/hr in 4 seconds, you can just imagine how risky the car can be! This calls for a design, which will make the car remain on the ground despite the high speed and prevent it from toppling over. The tires play a great part in this. They have to be broad and with a decent grip on the track. This helps the car in accelerating and stopping. A down force is also developed to grip the  tyres tightly on the ground.
When it comes to the braking system, there is no great difference with those of ordinary cars. However, the components are extraordinary and have to hold tension and work in high speeds and high temperatures. When it comes to the foremost part, it is monocoque.  A section holds the engine and the driver. In addition, it holds the cars suspension, which means that it has to be robust. By making it from  carbon fiber maximum strength is achieved. It also give other safety features for the drivers safety.

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