The BMW Sauber F1 Teams hydraulics department is responsible for assembling and servicing all hydraulic compoments like powersteering. The gearbox and associated hydraulics comprise around 1,500 parts in total, of which 480 are different components.
For the construction of a modern Formula One car, many sophisticated materials are used in order to achieve the best performance. One of these materials is silicone. Here, you can watch how it is used to create a high-tech model of a vehicle component.
In the wind tunnel, the BMW Sauber F1 Team develops the aerodynamics of the F1.09. To do this, the engineers use virtual tools, such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), as well as real methods. These include a 60-percent model, which the team uses to realistically create and trace the effects of ...
Die Formel 1 ist ein absoluter High-Tech-Sport. Mitglieder des BMW Sauber F1 Teams erklären Ihnen Grundbegriffe und weihen Sie in die Geheimnisse der Technik ein: Nick Heidfeld spricht über das Reglement der Formel-1-Saison 2009.