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The Importance of Virtual Reality in Car Tuning

by on Mar.13, 2013, under Car Accessories, Formula1

Why does the Formula One engineer apply virtual reality
Formula One engineers are now relying upon the concept of virtual reality in order to fine-tune their cars. The latest technological innovations have enabled us to simulate any kind of race conditions – without undertaking the event for real. The engineers use simulated virtual cars in order to find out optimal settings that will enable them to have an advantage over thVirtual Eyee competition. Simulated virtual cars have numerous advantages in comparison with the conventional automobiles. Some of them include
Virtual cars will enable us to overcome the real-world restrictions
Deploying some of the latest technologies to give realistic experiences to the test drivers
It is important to note that the engineers are working hard in order to obtain predefined simulated environments. Test drivers who are already spending their time testing these simulated cars are holding on to the opinion that the enriched graphic settings help in offering a realistic adventure.
Overcoming the real-world limitations
Throughout the years, engineers who deal with the fine-tuning of cars have experienced various kinds of limitations. Ever since the inception of computers, engineers have been using the in a variety of ways so that their teams can win the races. Almost all the sports cars of this generation feature computer-controlled technologies. As mentioned earlier, the underlying technology is ultra-realistic in nature. For the sake of illustration, the test drivers will always be in radio contact with the engineers. This will enable them to provide valuable feedback to the concerned personnel without any additional issues. Please be in mind that the same activities also happened when the engineers tested their technologies with real cars too.
Is simulating a virtual environment easyVirtual Eye2
Simulating a virtual environment is not an easy task and the software developers will have to take into account many aspects. These software engineers will have to work alongside with the team personnel so that they can bring about the desired results easily. In the same way, simulating a race is indeed a serious business according to the Formula One team engineers. Ironically, many people tend to downplay the same activity because of the extensive proliferation of various kinds of video games among this generation.
Differences in between the real world as well as the virtual world
There are marked differences in between a racing game and a simulated fine-tuning session that will enable the team engineers to get deep insight about the operational activities that are taking place within their cars. Being able to replicate exactly what you will be able to do on the race track – this activity is time consuming according to the software developers who come up with various kinds of simulated cars. According to sources close to the team, there are diversified kinds of sims. Some of them have only limited motion capabilities while the others can have lots of motion. The engineers also agree with the fact that it is extremely tough to replicate what they have learned through the application of simulated environments into the cars in the real world. Interestingly, the team engineers use the term ‘clean representation’ to outline their experiences while working with various kinds of simulated automobiles.

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Formula One Promotes Greener Technology

by on Jul.19, 2012, under Formula1, Fun, Green Cars

However, two of the biggest sports car manufacturers, Mercedes and Ferrari were rather uncertain with this idea taking into account that it will definitely be an extra cost and stating that it was a needless expenditure throughout the time when Formula One is preparing to reduce its cost. Though, committee had already settled the new guidelines, the Ferrari’s spokesman believed that he would be surprised if it the world council has not declared it. This new progress would be accumulating a larger cost grounds and he had some questions concerning this arrangement. On the other hand, he admitted that if there is an agreement, we have to work consequently.
It is not impossible that the Formula One organization will be transforming to a greener technology. It would be a great help to the environment and will be very beneficial to the world of auto-racing for the future generation. So expect the manufacturers to produce more green cars in the coming years. In the long run, the human world would be using electric motors, solar, hybrid, or hydrogen cars.

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Formula One Promotes Greener Technology

by on Jul.19, 2012, under Formula1, Green Cars

It has been announced during the Formula One Press Conference that there are new rules and guidelines that will be implemented which the governing body confirmed. The top class single-seater automobile racing will go green on the following year. This is with accordance to the stakeholder’s conformity to use a brand new variety of vehicles for the grand prix, which will be held in 2013. Their vision is to convert the racecars into environmentally friendly engines. They believe that it has a lesser harmful impact on the atmosphere than conventional vehicles. A green car also uses a fewer amount of fuel than the current conventional automobiles or consumes renewable power supply to stimulate its engine.  Revolutionizing technology. Formula One called it the “Green” car grand prix promotion where it is supposed to be a reflection towards the movement of the car fuel competency and to let the world be more familiar with it. Therefore, it will increase the supply and demand of these kinds of vehicles for the upcoming years and for the future generation. At this time, the Formula One race automobiles were required to use the engines with 2.4-liters-V8s, which will happen to be a history in no time. The latest style of green cars will be using turbo engines that will have control over fuel, and the supposed power recovery systems.

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Formula One World Champions Red Bull’s Alleged Illegal Holes.2

by on Jun.15, 2012, under Car Accessories, Formula1

Red Bull’s rivals started to show their protest against their floors, which on their side and opinion had a fully enclosed hole, which is seen as illegal. These alleged holes can be seen on the outer boundary of the step plane in the floor. In the end of the Monaco Grand Prix, there was no protest that is officially filed and Mark Webber grabbed his first win. FIA was aware of the whole situation and decided to act before the opening of Canada Grand Prix.

After a series of negotiations to defend their own sides, Red Bull remains to be firm that their floor is legal and they do not violate any official rules. This signifies that from the Monaco Grand Prix until today, their cars are following the Formula Standard, no more, no less.

The clarification of rules made by the FIA seems to pursue Red Bull to modify their floors. As for the Red Bull, they officially said to the public that they would change their floors anyway before the Montreal race, so the alleged illegal hole is not a big deal. This means that they do not need the aforesaid modifications on the next Canada Grand Prix.

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Formula One World Champions Red Bull’s Alleged Illegal Holes

by on Jun.13, 2012, under Formula1, Fun

After the sport’s governing body, which is the International Automobile Federation or the FIA, issued an official clarification about the rules, the Formula One champions Red Bull ought to modify their car’s floor before the opening of the Canadian Grand Prix.  A spokesman from the FIA has told Charlie Whiting, the race director and also the technical head, to send directives to all participating teams following allegations, which state that Red Bull floor, possess an illegal hole. To clear the air before the actual Canadian Grand Prix, the teams involved, particularly the Red Bull has released their own statements. Formula One regulators.
This allegation creates further arguments even with technical experts about the Formula One standards. These experts are arguing about the difference of a “hole” to a “slot”, and “fully enclosed holes” as well as “what really constitute a hole”. These holes can yield such aerodynamic benefits which “whiting set out” the allowable.
This controversy started hours before the Monaco Grand Prix last month, where Australian Mark Webber started on pole position carrying the Red Bull name. They cleared the issue by stating that it is just a misunderstanding, and Red Bull wanted to make their position or side clear. From that incident, they had numerous discussions about it.  Formula One regulators.

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Formula One Driving Facts.1

by on Jun.11, 2012, under Formula1, Fun, Uncategorized

Certain limitations have surpassed different engine policies and regulations to enhance practicality in the car race. Because of this, one should thoroughly understand the importance of the implementation of engine specs specifically intended for Formula One Car Race. The following are the regulations, which are meant to be followed and observed during the race.
Formula One’s engine dimensions come with certain limitations in terms of their measurements. It is so ordered that the central gravity of the motor should be something like 165 mm from the reference plane’s point. On the other hand, the crankshaft of the vehicle should not exude the limit, which is 58 mm.

The diameter limit of the cylinder bore should not exceed 98 mm, which also exude a separation length in between the vehicle’s cylinders measuring about 106.5 mm apart. The variance should be something like 0.2 mm, which is specifically regulated for the vehicle’s dimensions.
All of the speculations for these types of vehicles should have the KERS or the horsepower type of the valve. For everyone’s information, only engines that can contain 2.4 liters of fuel are allowed to participate in the Formula One Race. Along with this characteristic of the engine, the car should also exude a ninety-degree and eight-valve patterns so as to get the permission to join in the race.

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F1 Driving Facts

by on May.07, 2012, under Formula1, Fun

However, the limitations have surpass various regulations and engine policies but to be practical in the race,  one should implement the importance of engine specs for Formula One Race and these are the general rules:
Dimensions of Formula One engine are limited to certain measurements. However, the motor’s central gravity should be at least 165mm from the point of reference plane. The crankshaft, on the other hand, measures not more than the limit of 58mm. Cylinder bore diameter limits should not be greater than 98mm with a separation length between cylinders at 106.5mm apart while variance of 0.2mm is regulated for the dimensions.
The bread and butter of all engine speculations foresee the valve’s horsepower type and KERS. Only 2.4-liter engines with arrangement of 90-degree 8-valve patterns are used for the race. KERS can be generated at a maximum limit of 60kW, which means activation of acceleration power can be reached not greater than the stated parameter.
Even the materials used in Formula One are evaluated by F1 regulators. Aluminum alloys are ideally the material selection for cylinder heads and significant cases. Nonetheless, pistons and engine crankcases can also be made from aluminum alloys. For rods that connect to another components, drivers can make use of iron alloys.

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How Formula One Speculation is Selected for the Prestigious Competition

by on May.07, 2012, under Formula1, Fun, Uncategorized

How Formula One speculation is selected for the prestigious competition. When we deal with drag racing, we could not compel with the award of receiving a trophy and the race of the title shot that not everyone can claim it. Delivered for the benefit of racing and showcasing the best among the rest, Formula One stands out as a rage and fulfillment for car enthusiasts who are into steering the wheels of mechanical engineering.
Tracking back the decades when Formula One Sprint Cup race laid a tremendous concern to racing, audiences applaud only for the purpose of speed and recognizing the winner of the circuit. Until years have reached the era of modern and advance technological systems, rules, policies and other legal aspects of automobile specify the importance of racing. Furthermore, racing did not simply innovate the framework of vehicles but in a broad perspective, racing became a matter for the love of art and a twist of science.
Formula One covers the entire business to auto race marketing but do you wonder how vehicles are selected prior to the biggest circuit event? It is really a crucial selection for each driver to orient and familiarize with the general components of a motor specification.

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Gordon Murray for Car Fun

by on May.04, 2012, under Formula1, Fun

Gordon Murray is considered as one of the most popular icons in the Formula 1’s racing history. He won 5 times in the Formula 1 championships, and was also became known in the world of car racing for being a designer of cars.  He has also made it possible into making environmental friendly green cars and was able to brought highlights to the T27 after he successfully designed the T265 green car model.

Gordon has also become the head designer for the McLarens F1, the one who has created the T25 green car, which was powered by gas and was able to achieve nearly 100 mpg in the future rally, which was called Brighton to London. Meanwhile, the T27 green car comes with a new feature such as electric motor and it is completely green in terms of its looks.

For everyone to know, Formula 1 will never be the same again because this popular car racing event will take its toll to be all green in the coming years particularly next year. This event is based on the agreement of the stakeholders, ruling the use of a new type of engine for the grand prix event, which has been set for the year 2013. It is more likely that the usual Formula One car racing event will be transformed into an environmental friendly and next generation car racing in the days ahead. 

According to Formula One green press announcements, the car racing event will come up with a new set of rules imposed by the FIA and was already confirmed by the car racing’s governing body. Meanwhile, Mercedes Benz and Ferrari were hesitant of the move simply because they believe that this would mean additional cost for their cars and this is considered an unnecessary expense on their part.

The set of new rules has already been announced and was already agreed by the event’s committee. Although the declaration has already been foretold, the spokesperson of Ferrari has said that if the declaration has not been declared by the event’s world council, people behind Ferrari would definitely be surprised.

This particular kind of development is definitely adding more cost grounds and Gordon has some more new concerns about this plan. He mentioned that if there will be some agreements to do, all of the involved entities in the car racing event will have to talk and work together accordingly.

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How to Recognize Formula 1 Technical Speculations

by on Apr.20, 2012, under Car Accessories, Formula1, Fun

With over millions of fans worldwide, Formula One has made a revolutionary favorite channel for all car enthusiasts since it was first established.

Juan Manuel Fangio's 1951 title-winning Alfa Romeo 159

Governing specific laws and regulations, how many among the audiences during a race circuit are aware of the technical checklists that every contender needs to evaluate to approve his vehicle for the prestigious race. I believe not everyone, but for a brief overview on how things should be done, here are important pointers to appreciate how the rules are honored in Formula One vehicles under the FIA authorities.

To begin with the anatomical structure, dimensions should comply the measurements to a maximum of 180cm wide with a height and length varying at different car specs. However, bodyworks that seem adjustable are not allowed nor alteration in its original aerodynamics.

Michael Schumacher won five consecutive titles with Ferrari

Engines are strictly observed in every Formula One race as this can be criticized by surpassing limitations of Kinetic Energy Recovery System or KERS. According to FIA policy, it is listed that capacity of engines should not be greater than 2.4 liters. The desired 90-degree formation and 8-cylinder valves are approved whereas the use of superchargers and turbochargers are definitely not allowed. Cylinder block and crankcase must be made only from aluminum alloys.

Technical controls pertaining wiring and electrical systems must undergo the specifications of FIA-approved of Electronic Control Unit (ECU). This is to ensure that no interception of engine and gearbox controls will manipulate the control during the race. Accident data recorder is also regulated and each vehicle has to have a track signal information display upon installation of general electrical system. In addition to the control safety features, circuit breaker switch located outside the cockpit is crucial to undergo a series of test. Installing 2 rear-view mirrors, seatbelts and pads are also well assessed prior to run the vehicle.

Talking about transmission, the FIA pays particular detail on using the standard 7-speed semi-automatic gearbox system. Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is prohibited in the regulatory law. However, it is advised that all racers should disengage clutch system outside the cockpit for safety conditions.

Cars wind through the infield section of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the 2003 United States Grand Prix.

Steering power systems handle geometric suspension which drivers can manipulate its structure. In order to prevent alteration of any sort, regulators often assess the symmetrical characteristics carefully to suspect for any deviations. Fortunately, power steering systems are not forbidden for the Formula One race.

Wheels, on the other hand, are standardized to have 4 units of uncovered wheels of using the same materials. Limitations are only allowed at a width range of 305mm to 355mm with rears measurement from 365mm to 380mm.

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