WATCH: Porpoising demonstrated – with a spoon


F1 TV's Tech Talk makes complex topics easily accessible and there's no better example than Formula 1 technical expect Albert Fabrega demonstrating the porpoising effect with a spoon.

Porpoising is when a Formula 1 car bounces up and down – a phenomenon caused by an increase, then a sudden decrease, of downforce. It is traditionally associated with ground effect cars, with teams working hard to get on top of the issue with the new breed of Formula 1 machines.

Technical expert Fabrega uses a spoon and an air blower to show the phenomenon. Dig into the excerpt from Tech Talk above to see how – and head here to watch an example of porpoising on the track.

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