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How Formula 1 Cars Boil Rubber

How Formula 1 Cars Boil Rubber

F1 cars can literally boil the rubber in their tyres.  It’s called blistering, and what is interesting is that it tells a much bigger story about the pressures Pirelli are under to create tyres that aren’t as good as they could be.  Despite the extensive research and...
Assetto Corsa Competizione FFB Setup Guide

Assetto Corsa Competizione FFB Setup Guide

Intro  This article is Driver61’s recommended FFB setup guide in Assetto Corsa Competizione on both Console and PC. Whether you are a new player to the popular SIM franchise or an experienced racer, there are some great tips included within this article to help you...
The Amazing Engineering of an F1 Sim-Wheel

The Amazing Engineering of an F1 Sim-Wheel

Today we’re going to find out what’s inside this Thrustmaster Sim Wheel, and how it works to allow you to feel the car and be faster on track.  How can some code and an electronic wheel best replicate the feeling of a Formula 1 car?  As a racing driver, we use so many...
Is 10 000 hours of practice necessary? | Youth61

Is 10 000 hours of practice necessary? | Youth61

Does practice really make perfect? Everyone has heard the saying “practice makes perfect”. You were probably told this as a child and you may have said this to your own children. The so-called 10 000 hour rule led us to dream that if we just practice at something more...
The World’s Toughest Racetrack

The World’s Toughest Racetrack

These drivers are some of the bravest in the world, doing 150 miles an hour up a mountain, with 2000 foot drops and no barriers.  To make it even trickier, the course is over 12 miles long and you complete it whilst the elevation is sapping mental power.  ‘What sums...
The Hidden Economics of Formula 1

The Hidden Economics of Formula 1

The top F1 teams each spend about 175 million dollars per year to put the best cars on the grid and pay fees of up to 5.5 million dollars just to enter the championship, the money involved in Formula 1 is just ludicrous. The sport is a global cash-making machine that...
Race Driver Reacts to MASSIVE Nurburgring Fails

Race Driver Reacts to MASSIVE Nurburgring Fails

  I sat down and analysed some of the internets biggest Nurburgring fails. Incidents like spins, crashes and some showboating gone-wrong! Thanks to the following compilations for the footage – go check them out! EMS Nordschliefe –...
Why It’s Impossible For an F1 Car to Go 300MPH

Why It’s Impossible For an F1 Car to Go 300MPH

      Just how fast could an F1 car go if you really let it loose, strap on just enough downforce to not take off and use a track that is 11 miles long. Honda actually tried this back in 2006, but I was wondering – would the current F1 rocket ships be able to go...

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