Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
racing, formula, cars, aerodynamics, discussed
The purpose of this paper is to review how knowledge of aerodynamics improved the performance of Formula 1 racing cars since the beginnings of Formula 1 racing after World War II. Formula 1 racing places each competitive team on a similar level in regulating the cars to be safe while driving above 350 kph. This paper begins with how Formula 1 racing began and how race cars were designed and looked. Then each decade of racing will be discussed and remarks on major advancements and changes in aerodynamics. Also some computational fluid dynamics (CFD) will also be discussed on how analyses are made and their impact on the sport.
Fields, Joshua, "How Advancements in Aerodynamics Improves the Performance of Formula 1 Racecars" (2015). Honors Theses. 300.