The art of turning a bad car around

The art of turning a bad car around

Right now several F1 teams know they're heading into the 2011 season off the pace - but as Tony Dodgins explains, miracle turnarounds are possible these days, if you have the right approach

The winter is a scary time for racecar designers. Everyone disappears off the radar to pursue their own ideas. Until they all put their cars down on the track the following February, you don't know what you're shooting at.

If wholesale rule changes render existing cars obsolete, unless your name is Newey it's all the scarier, but even for 2011 there are significant differences: no double-deck diffusers, no F-duct, adjustable rear wings, different front wing endplates and, most significantly, new tyres.

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