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Formula 1 is as much an aero contest as it is a fight between drivers, so it’s no surprise that it has become the focus of the latest Red Bull versus Mercedes battleground.
The FIA's clampdown on Formula 1 teams exploiting clever 'bendy wings' to boost straightline speed is the latest skirmish in a war that has raged for decades.
Red Bull has shown no signs of easing off in its Formula 1 development push, as it brought a raft of upgrades to its RB16B for the fight against Mercedes in Portugal.
Aston Martin has spoken openly about how it feels that Formula 1’s new 2021 aero regulations have hurt its low rake car.
Formula 1 teams go to great lengths to keep their design ideas secret from rivals, but sometimes events beyond their control end up revealing everything.
Aston Martin has made a number of changes to its AMR21's floor design ahead of the Formula 1 season opener at Bahrain.
Formula 1’s new aero rules aimed to cut downforce have been a big challenge for teams this winter as they have thrown everything at trying to recover the losses.
Despite new aero rules aimed at slowing Formula 1 cars down, while also improving their ability to race closely, the 2019 Mercedes W10 continued the team's turbo hybrid-era winning streak
Mercedes hit the ground running when Formula 1's turbo-hybrid era began in 2014, as its W05 made perfect use of the best power unit to charge to world title glory
Mercedes' dominance in Formula 1 has shown no signs of slowing down, as the W11 chassis helped the team to a seventh consecutive title double
Formula 1's tech arms race will intensify on 1 January as teams can commence CFD and windtunnel work on their designs for the all-new 2022 regulations
Ferrari arrived at Formula 1's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in relatively high spirits given its recent results, having been able to unlock more performance from its SF1000
Mercedes is set to test its car without DAS in Formula 1 practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix, as part of a learning exercise for next year
McLaren has committed to running its new nose concept with Lando Norris for Russian Grand Prix qualifying and the race in Sochi
Formula 1's engineers are at their most ingenious when sidestepping the regulations to find performance - and, in this case, defying load tests to improve the car on-track. In this next edition of our Banned! series, we delve into the world of flexi-wings
In the latest edition of the 'Banned' series, Formula 1's relationship with the exhaust-blown diffuser is explored. Reintroduced by Red Bull at the turn of the 2010s, it began a battle of wits over the next two years which blew hot and cold throughout
After a slew of protests over the legality of double diffusers in early 2009, the FIA declared that they would be permitted. Soon after, every other Formula 1 team had their own designs, opening up a brand new area of development
In the latest edition of the 'Banned' series, Autosport looks back at some of the attempts made by Formula 1 teams to work around the minimum weight rules
The 'mass damper' adopted by Renault for its 2005 R25 Formula 1 car was a stability aid that improved front-end downforce before it was outlawed by the FIA
At the start of the drag reduction system's tenure in Formula 1, multiple teams attempted to double its fun with novel and complex solutions. Mercedes' version brought the front wing into play, with mixed success before it was outlawed
Formula 1's stable rules for 2020 were expected to lead to design convergence between the top teams, but there has still been room for divergence among their respective suspension designs
While Mercedes' dual-axis steering system turned heads in the Barcelona Formula 1 paddock, Red Bull unveiled a front suspension change it hopes will eradicate its deficit in slow-speed corners
On the eve of a new Formula 1 season, Mercedes will feel the weight of expectation like no other team, having achieved an uninterrupted sequence of six double world championships
The fierce battle between Mercedes and Ferrari means incremental gains have been incredibly important in swinging momentum one way or the other in Formula 1's 2018 title fight
McLaren's Formula 1 design team's concepts are often found on other cars up and down the grid
Quick through the corners and faster on the straights, Ferrari's SF71H certainly seems to be producing performance beyond the level its Formula 1 rivals expected
The Mercedes Formula 1 team's aggressive new update unveiled ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix raised a few eyebrows because it marked the team's biggest change of the season
Rear view mirrors are often seen as a necessary inconvenience in Formula 1, because for all their safety benefits they are far from ideal in aerodynamic terms
The FIA is making radical aerodynamic changes for 2019 to improve overtaking in Formula 1, which are explained in this animation
Force India has admitted it has missed its performance targets with its 2018 Formula 1 car, but continued to make progress during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend and post-race test
Ferrari's halo-mounted mirrors courted fresh controversy at the Spanish Grand Prix last weekend, but this was just one of several new technical solutions introduced by the Formula 1 team
McLaren introduced its major Formula 1 upgrade package in first free practice for the Spanish Grand Prix, with both Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne running its extravagant new nose
The Ferrari Formula 1 team is set to trial rear-view mirrors mounted on the halo at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix
Ferrari's 2018 car has been the subject of close scrutiny from rival Formula 1 teams, which want to ensure the SF71H complies fully with technical regulations
Formula 1 heads to one its outlier circuits in Baku for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix this weekend, with the super-long straight and twisty city section creating unique demands
This week, Porsche managed to shatter the unofficial Formula 1 lap record around Spa-Francorchamps with an upgraded version of its 919 Hybrid
Sauber is pushing design boundaries as it attempts to catch its Formula 1 rivals in 2018 with evolutions of its "aggressive" new car concept
Force India knows it will be tough to maintain its place as best of the rest behind the big three teams in Formula 1 this season
The huge plumes of smoke being emitted by the Ferrari-powered cars was one of the more unusual elements of 2018 pre-season Formula 1 testing at Barcelona
The halo represents not just a structural challenge to the teams to incorporate it onto their cars, but it has opened up new aero development paths too
Formula 1 made its first step towards its future earlier this week when the FIA and F1's owner revealed its ideas for the post-2021 engine formula
Formula 1's Strategy Group and F1 Commission this week approved a plan to outlaw T-wings and shark fins for 2018, but coming up with a workable regulation took careful thought
Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull are tipped to be a long way clear of the rest of the Formula 1 field in 2017, and each team has taken a different approach with its new car
The Manor Formula 1 team's demise came just when it should have been close to signing off its 2017 car