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TECH TUESDAY: How Qatar set the scene for a crucial car cooling test during F1’s upcoming triple-header

Technical Contributors

Mark Hughes and Giorgio Piola

It was the effect of the extreme heat upon the drivers which made the news in Qatar but those demands also impact heavily upon the performance of the car. And the problems posed upon each are quite different in an important way – as we will see when we compare Qatar last weekend to Mexico in two races’ time.

Performance creates heat. Converting the potential energy within the fuel into motion in particular creates huge amounts of heat, which needs to be dissipated in order to allow the car to continue to function.

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