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Engineer's view: Motorsport's revolutionary braking tool Although brake pressure and temperature logging is commonplace, measuring and understanding braking performance hasn't been so straightforward. But that's about to change following the introduction of a groundbreaking new sensor
How Formula E's top team is benefitting from Penske know-how From race-engineering winning cars in IndyCar and sportscars for Penske to masterminding Dragon's superb start to life in Formula E, Nigel Beresford's 35 years of motorsport expertise have played a key role in DS Techeetah's continued success
The high-tech materials helping Renault in its F1 rise The Renault F1 team is at the vanguard of innovative solutions pushing development of the V6 turbo hybrid engine rules, embracing the full potential of material science in its bid to get back to the top
The futuristic tool making life easier for race teams Systems engineering is an unseen and little-understood element of car performance, but Bosch Motorsport's RaceConnect is the latest example of what can be achieved
Why Formula E's 'weird' experiment has wider relevance to motorsport COVID-19 has brought unprecedented opportunities to innovate in ways that would have previously been unthinkable. Formula E's Berlin mini-series is a case in point, and provided important lessons for motorsport to learn from
The Le Mans winner's project celebrating a major milestone Deciding what to do after racing is a challenge for many racers, but a British Le Mans ace chose to get ahead of the game while his career was going strong. Now Base Performance Simulators is celebrating a decade in business, Darren Turner tells its story
The engineer who took Reynard to another level Senior technical transfers between customer racing car manufacturers were rare at the height of their 1990s pomp. But Bruce Ashmore's move from Lola to Reynard bucked the trend and set in motion a shift in the balance of power in US open-wheel racing
Why simulation is an ever-evolving battleground The development of simulation to become an all-encompassing development tool has been gradual - but Ansible Motion has been ahead of the curve from the start. Autosport headed to Hethel to find out just what that means
Engineer's View: The role of simulation in anticipating rule changes When new regulations are written, the race to understand how each change will impact every other element of car design begins. To shortcut this learning curve, engineers have an array of simulation tools at their disposal, but the raw data alone doesn't provide the answers
Five things that I would like Formula E's Gen3 car to have Formula E plans to go bold with its next generation racer, but in his regular Autosport Engineering column, its 2016-17 champion argues that it could be bolder still
How UK-based teams are looking to survive the "disaster" nobody saw coming In unprecedented times for motorsport caused by the coronavirus pandemic, UK-based teams are facing their biggest challenge yet - one of survival
The 'world cup' car that outlasted its series B05/52 was an uninspiring name for an all-action racer that would become a staple of single-seaters in the 2000s. We remember the Lola that formed the basis of no less than three different series in its lifespan
The engineers pushing to make motorsport safer The diverse group of engineers that make up the FIA Research Working Group are united by one key goal - the desire to see motorsport safety improve
Engineer's View: What I want to see from the Class One regs Audi Sport's DTM project leader sheds light on the current status of Class One convergence talks and offers his own thoughts
Why decarbonising motorsport is so difficult to achieve Formula 1's plans to be net carbon zero by 2030 look good on paper, but there are many questions that still need to be answered
Digging into the 'scramble for hybrid' Against the seemingly irresistible rise of electrification in mobility, why are series organisers turning to hybrid as the answer to the big sustainability question? We ask the coordinators of three major championships to explain
How a DTM giant has become a single-seater force HWA has expanded massively over the past few seasons under the leadership of Uli Fritz. He explains how a DTM titan has become pervasive throughout motorsport
The mind behind Toyota's WRC dominator A little white lie gave Toyota WRC technical director Tom Fowler a leg-up into rally engineering, and he's made good on that opportunity - via a stop-off in nuclear energy
The all-star engineering vision that IndyCar rejected When IndyCar's ICONIC committee selected Dallara as its chassis constructor from 2012, it overlooked a project that promised to make a radical overhaul in safety and racecar manufacturing. This is BAT Engineering's 'what if' story
How a chance meeting forged a touring car behemoth A happy accident introduced Abt DTM engineer Albert Deuring to Target Competition - and the result has been domination in the TCR ranks
Behind the wheel of rallycross's electric future Autosport was let loose in the all-electric STARD-built Projekt E racer in Austria and the findings were highly impressive
Why motorsport's latest innovation can emulate Formula E Extreme E, the new electric off-road series, is heading into unchartered territory - literally. But our columnist argues that it can take inspiration from Formula E's success and even match it for impact
The enduring legacy of a motorsport engineering giant An engineering genius and skilled entrepreneur with a gift for instilling confidence in drivers, the late Robin Herd was a man of many talents. Half a century on from the birth of March, he is remembered by those who worked with him and knew him best
The engineering experts behind a BTCC Lazarus act An Italian engineering group is making waves in the BTCC with a resurrected project that many had long forgotten about
The failed gamble that began an F1 team's downfall Two small British teams came into 1979 hoping to build on promising grand prix debuts the year before. Where Williams went from strength to strength, Tony Southgate's Arrows A2 was wide of the mark
The rise and rise of motorsport education Motorsport-centric education is on the rise, and students at the Universities of Wolverhampton and Cranfield are reaping the benefits from their industry links
Why the first autonomous overtake is so significant Momentum is building towards Roborace's first season of competition in 2021, and Roborace CEO Lucas di Grassi thinks there's a lot to get excited about
Promoted: How to make a transmission survive an enduro Ricardo prides itself on having all the knowledge necessary to create winning transmission packages for GT customers. Take a look around and it's apparent why
When Sweden tried to create its own DTM Sweden's version of 'the split' resulted in a fleeting experiment with silhouette racing aimed at becoming a 'DTM Lite' that was doomed from the start, despite good intentions
The rule that saved a series from "dull" F1 issues Bickering over the merits of standard parts in the BTCC misses the point that the cream still rises to the top at season's end - and that's got a lot to do with the brains on the pitwall
The F1-level car that leaves drivers' brains spinning The new Super Formula Dallara SF19 is poles apart from the perceived wisdom about one-make racers. And that's because the Japanese series wants performance rather than cheap thrills
Why F1 should adopt open engine regulations Current hybrid units are beautiful works of engineering, but greater variation would allow technology to advance naturally
Promoted: Making power gains simple Putting VP Racing Fuel into your car can be just as effective a means of improving performance for club racers as bolting on a new set of tyres
Promoted: The unseen world of braking Formula 1 exists in its own sphere, but demands on brake suppliers in other motorsport disciplines are not so different, as a tour of AP Racing shows
Why Bathurst-winning engineers are finding their way in IMSA After scaling the heights of Mount Panorama, two top Supercars engineers are taking on a fresh challenge in sportscars
Is motorsport's forgotten team model being revived? The success of AmD Tuning in the early stages of this year's British Touring Car Championship suggests the could be a revival for a multi-chassis approach that is lost to single-seaters and rarely used elsewhere
The Penske general throttling back Clive Howell is one of the major forces in establishing 'The Penske Way'. His retirement after almost four decades at the team points to a changing of the guard
How motorsport is advancing the future of manufacturing Additive manufacturing is on an unstoppable rise and motorsport has had a crucial role to play
How F1-inspired safety tech is filtering down to the grassroots Lightweight bladder technologies developed by ATL have dominated F1 since 1988, but it's an altogether different crowd that the company wants to convert
How an aero revolution has transformed the WRC The new regulations introduced by the World Rally Championship in 2017 has changed the game for both drivers and engineers. Toyota and M-Sport's top men explain how.
F1's control gearbox search is just the start Autosport Engineering columnist Lucas di Grassi argues that a move to open applications for a control gearbox is a necessary first step to securing Formula 1's future
The tin-top team gunning to establish its own dynasty There are names with pedigree aplenty on the World Touring Car Cup grid. You have to delve a bit deeper to locate Lynk & Co's heritage, but there's plenty of reason to get excited about the team with exciting prospects for 2019
Why bringing back the ‘toys’ could make F1 closer Putting control back in the hands of the drivers has often been a simplistic answer to F1's lack of close racing. But ex-Lola and McLaren engineer Mark Williams explains why a return of sophisticated gizmos could solve the issue
The Indy 500 meeting that triggered an Australian Supercars revival Following in the footsteps of DJR Team Penske, Walkinshaw Racing is reaping rewards from its collaboration with Andretti Autosport and United Autosports
The legacy of Audi's engine architect Twenty years on from the Audi sportscar programme's debut at Sebring, meet Ulrich Baretzky - the driving force behind the four rings' success, who ironically never wanted to be an engineer
Why aero isn't F1's sole problem In his latest column for Autosport Engineering, Formula E ace Lucas di Grassi argues the inflexibility of modern circuit design is just as much to blame for Formula 1's current reliance on gimmicks as aerodynamics
The last budget Formula 1 car The HRT squad endured a hard and brief Formula 1 lifespan. But the team still managed to compete at the top level of single seaters despite its limited budget and restricted resources, etching itself into a part of the motorsport legend
How F1 tech reaches supermarkets, soldiers and saves babies From grand prix racing roots, Williams Advanced Engineering has quietly built a business credited with saving Formula E and advancing technology in various projects, but why does it prefer a low profile?
How to build a budget F1 car It's well known that money is a significant factor in a grand prix team's success, but what happens when there is very little of it to design and develop the car?
From Formula Student to Formula 1 Endorsement from a leading F1 technology supplier is a dream for Formula Student entrants. But what's in it for AVL RACING?
Why suspension design risks aren't worth it Ex-Lola and McLaren Formula 1 engineer Mark Williams explains why conservative suspension geometry pays dividends in racing car design
Why Porsche’s black sheep was doomed to fail Green shoots of potential were visible when Porsche raced in Indycars 30 years ago. But politics and technical complexity proved its undoing
The rise of the BTCC's underdog manufacturer Power Maxed Racing is one of the smaller teams on the British Touring Car Championship grid, but it is a fully fledged manufacturer. That arrangement suits the squad well
Roborace's 'Season Alpha' plan revealed Lucas di Grassi outlines the masterplan for the autonomous racing series' first season, and explains why he thinks Roborace is not a threat to motorsport but motorsport's best hope for a strong future
The hidden tool that F1 engineers rely on Race traces are the little known tool that reveal all the strategic insights teams need to know during a grand prix. Ex-McLaren Formula 1 engineer Mark Williams explains all
When simulation virtually becomes reality How one company is further blurring the boundaries between simulation and real-life track testing with its cutting-edge technology
The story behind F1's invisible advantage Sandwell UK specialises in an engineering process few will have heard of, but it's one used by F1 teams up and down the grid. Its founder, Colin McGrory, has worked with Adrian Newey and Ross Brawn, and is keen to highlight the benefits of shot peening
Why Formula E must go radical with Gen3 Outgoing Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi believes a rethink is necessary to ensure the electric series' continued relevance
Why DPi isn't all about Penske versus Joest Two of the great names of US sportscar racing are back on the scene, lured by IMSA's highly successful DPi platform. But the technical challenge has changed dramatically in their time away and reputation alone won't cut it
Why F1 designers can't be brave Ex-McLaren Formula 1 engineer Mark Williams explains why the current racers tend to look so similar