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This book explores the world of motor racing, describing the characteristics and performance of racing cars and comparing their possible architectures...
Manufacturer: Giorgio Nada Editore
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This book explores the world of motor racing, describing the characteristics and performance of racing cars and comparing their possible architectures. As well as the art of design, the volume examines the competitions and specific subjects such as the analysis of performance, mass, aerodynamics, tyres, handling, the engine, reliability and durability. Particular attention is paid to materials and the development of the project, elements to which two specific chapters are devoted. The book, which contains a wealth of graphics and technical designs, is not aimed solely at experts; it also reaches out to readers who wish to expand their knowledge of these technical and research areas that are so complex but fascinating.

Products specifications
Binding Softbound
Pages 184
Size cm. 21x27
Photos grafici, tabelle e disegni tecnici COL e B/N
Colour Pictures 53
B/W Pictures 36
Publishing Date 2008
Text Italian
Author Valentini Giorgio
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  • The 2013 Season
  • Chassis history
  • Car table
  • 2013 regulations
  • New Developments
  • Controversies 2013
  • Talking about cockpits
  • Engines 2013
  • Talking about brakes
  • Talking about tyres
  • Talking about suspensions
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  • Mercedes
  • Ferrari
  • Lotus
  • McLaren
  • Force India
  • Sauber
  • Toro Rosso
  • Williams
  • Marussia
  • Caterham

  • The 2014 season
  • New regulations
  • New features
  • Controversies 2014
  • 2014 Evolution

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