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Old 11-18-2014, 07:05 PM   #31
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Very interesting video, considering I am studying to hopefully one day work on aerodynamics for an F1 team. Thanks for posting DS Motorsport.
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This video is a bit unrelated, however it's very interesting and does include some "aero" information. (no more off-topic than those - CanAm Chaparral videos)
F1 fans will dig it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuBB2F6IutQ

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Very interesting video, considering I am studying to hopefully one day work on aerodynamics for an F1 team. Thanks for posting DS Motorsport.
No problem, came across it earlier this week. Sauber makes some really nice video's, not just useless marketing material.

If you want to learn more about race car aero I would suggest purchasing the following book:

Race car aerodynamics: Designing for speed by Joseph Katz.

This is the book to get you started, it has all the basics.
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This video is a bit unrelated, however it's very interesting and does include some "aero" information. (no more off-topic than those - CanAm Chaparral videos)
F1 fans will dig it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuBB2F6IutQ

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Sadly they left out two of the most interesting features, there is a clutch which allows the impeller and compressor to spool up independently.
Also since the MGU is on the same shaft this can also be used to spool up the compressor electrically.

It's quite fascinating that you have the best engineers in the world, all trying to create the best package as possible, but still one team is able to come up with a design which is miles ahead compared to the competition.
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It's quite fascinating that you have the best engineers in the world, all trying to create the best package as possible, but still one team is able to come up with a design which is miles ahead compared to the competition.
It's less fascinating when you consider that to do the engine they used twice as many people and probably 3 times the budget of their competitors.

It is estimated that as many as 1200 people have had involvement with the design, development and operation of the Mercedes team and it's cars this season at a cost of something approaching 400 million Euros ($600m).
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It's less fascinating when you consider that to do the engine they used twice as many people and probably 3 times the budget of their competitors.

It is estimated that as many as 1200 people have had involvement with the design, development and operation of the Mercedes team and it's cars this season at a cost of something approaching 400 million Euros ($600m).
Go Mercedes!

While spending big doesn't guarantee success (Honda/Toyota), and smaller teams do occasionally win (Benetton), the winning team usually has a substantial budget and a works engine. Mclaren-Honda, Williams-Renault, Ferrari and RedBull didn't exactly win their championships on a shoe-string budget
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I did some CFD attempts for a guy named Stranahan a few years ago.
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Go Mercedes!

While spending big doesn't guarantee success (Honda/Toyota), and smaller teams do occasionally win (Benetton), the winning team usually has a substantial budget and a works engine. Mclaren-Honda, Williams-Renault, Ferrari and RedBull didn't exactly win their championships on a shoe-string budget
My colleagues and I are looking to become very grateful of the effort made by the folks over at Merc HPP next summer!
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My colleagues and I are looking to become very grateful of the effort made by the folks over at Merc HPP next summer!
Unfortunately you're getting Mclarens engines which are done in the shed out back. Those are made out of rusty old washing machines and some 1400SCE cells for the ERS
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