THE INFLUENCE OF SLIPSTREAMING ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A GRAND PRIX RACING CAR

During the course of a race a Grand Prix car may spend substantial periods following closely behind other cars, yet the wind tunnel testing of Formula 1 racing cars is almost entirely carried out in an undisturbed air flow. This study demonstrates that the influence of slipstreaming is sufficient to be given much greater consideration during the aerodynamic design process. (A) (Author/TRRL)

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 35-40
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 204
    • Issue Number: D1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00612487
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM