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How a bad car creates the ultimate engineering challenge Plus

How a bad car creates the ultimate engineering challenge

While creating a car that is woefully off the pace is a nightmare scenario for any team, it inadvertently generates the test any engineering department would relish: to turn it into a winner. As Mercedes takes on that challenge in Formula 1 this season, McLaren’s former head of vehicle engineering reveals how the team pulled of the feat in 2009 with Lewis Hamilton

Why bringing back the ‘toys’ could make F1 closer Plus

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

Why suspension design risks aren't worth it Plus

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

The hidden tool that F1 engineers rely on Plus

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

Why F1 designers can't be brave Plus

Why F1 designers can't be brave

Ex-McLaren Formula 1 engineer Mark Williams explains why the current racers tend to look so similar

How to work with your engineer Plus

How to work with your engineer

Ex-McLaren Formula 1 engineer Mark Williams explains what drivers should and should not do to help improve their car