Why this Formula 1 Car was FASTER Without Suspension formula 1 technology documentary

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Formula 1 cars run with pretty much rock-solid suspension, but what would happen if they removed it all together? Well, back in 1980 Williams tried it out. They literally swapped out the springs and shocks with solid members. But what was crazy, was that it appeared to gain them performance. But how can a car go faster without any suspension, what made it work, and why did the concept never make it to Formula 1? Thanks to the following channels, go check them out! VTBDflyer NTT INDYCAR SERIES Continental FOX RaceCraft HQ Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team Ayrton01CZ Autostrada.TV Creative Learning(Bifrost) Mdftrasher iPad Drawing sponsored by Concepts, you can get an exclusive free trial here! – First, let’s briefly explain how suspension works, and how it allows a race car to maximize its performance on a track. Now, we know the size of a tyre’s contact patch is critical for grip during cornering, accelerating and braking. The more rubber that’s in contact with the ground, the more grip the tire can generate. When a car hits a bump in the tarmac, it undergoes a vertical change in momentum. If the wheels are rigidly attached to the body, they will follow this body movement and the tire surface would leave the ground, or at the very least lose full contact. This would lead to a momentary loss of grip and unpredictable handling over bumps. An example of this is when a stiffly set-up F1 car brakes hard into a bumpy braking zone, and the tires unload over the bumps and the brakes lock up. This is where a great suspension setup really matters, being stiff enough to allow for good changes in directions – whilst also absorbing the bumps. In most race cars, the wheels are connected to the body by wishbones, which are able to articulate up and down with a minimal change in wheel geometry. The mass of the car is then supported by springs and dampers. When the car goes over a bump, the spring compresses to absorb the bump on impact, and then the spring forces the tire back on the ground after the bump. The dampers control these forces of compression and rebound, and prevent the car from continuing to oscillate on its springs after the bump. Suspension, therefore, allows the wheels to move independently of the car’s body and follow the contours of the track surface for maximum tire contact, and grip, at all times. And as we explained in this video, the engineering that goes into Formula 1 F1 Driver’s Technique Explained Senna’s bizarre technique: How Schumacher’s style won 7 championships: Alonso’s strange steering: How Verstappen will be F1 champion: How Verstappen is so fast in the wet: F1 Engineering How F1 brakes work: How an F1 clutch works: What’s inside an F1 gearbox: How F1 teams change four tires in two seconds: ️ Track & Racing Driver! Get a free report on your track driving: Get faster on track with our FREE 25-part tutorial series: Our real-world training programs: Sim Racers! My sim wheel: My sim pedals: Our sim racing course: Get a free report on your track driving: Driver61 Sim Racing Channel: #Formula1 #Suspension #Engineering .

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31 comments

Driver61 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

Is it just me that would love to drive that car? Well, as long as it had that seat suspension!

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ashia gefa 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

Every time I watch a Driver61 video I get one of those Skyrim level up moment, and I'm ready to do something different in the race simulator.

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Siddhesh Rane 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

Weight transfer happens whether there is suspension or not. Suspension only makes it visible to us.

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Totally Addictive 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

they should have tried it with suspension on the seat 😀

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4Leka 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

So why didn't they put seat suspension in?

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ËVIL PHANTOM 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

Williams in the late 1900s were like the mad scientists of that time.

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Dumpling BOi 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

Haas in 2021

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Alex Fracyon 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

Don't carts work that way…..no suspension

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Chaitanya Shinde 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

How does curbs help to get more grip and speed? Also how does car touching the road and scraping doesn’t slow it down with all the friction and damage the car?

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007 365 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

Lewis Hamilton is completely woke! . I can’t watch anymore.

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Axel Dayton 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

Imagine how bad would the drivers back hurt if they hit the marbles at 150+

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bettafish 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

While there may be less weight transfer due to no roll, the weight transfer would be faster and overall grip of 2 front or rear tires for side bite would be less?

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I. Ron Butterfly 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

Did someone say Lotus 88?

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Hus 9 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

Citron 2cv suspension in a f1 car

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Mäýüŕá Vïřůš 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

I guess you could say its a pretty solid work

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yes 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

F1 teams: NO you can’t do that
Williams: Haha F1 go kart

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Simon Zhao 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

I had ohlins road and track coilovers on stiffest once and there are so much vertical Gs, it was throwing me out of seat over bumps, slight ramps, and felt nauseous after a 20min drive, can't imagine without suspension. Stiffer the suspension the flatter road is required. Otherwise tire lose grip without any travel. And if you hit a bump while cornering, it's over. That's why stiff away bars is not a good idea on road. Regular roads are crap for suspension

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krish Jai 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

i believe that major suspension work is done by the tires

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Tony Wright 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

Remove the differential will make the car harder to drive but it’ll be faster overall !

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Peter Arisz 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

Cvt, this.. all Williams… such a shame it went a bit south on them

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Nelson Swanberg 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

"Any car can be made to handle as soon as you stop the suspension from moving."

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Vincent Grett 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

Brilliant series of F1 videos. But please may I question the the remark "lack of body movement also allows for less weight transfer". The weight transfer in turning is a function of the height of the centre of gravity above the ground and the track width – best understood by drawing a simple 'free body diagram' to show the forces which must resolve themselves with more upward force on the outer wheel turning (or forward wheels in braking) so that the moment around the CG is zero. The spring rates, anti roll bars (if used) and the torsional stiffness of the chassis all contribute to the extent to which the transfer of weight is shared between front and rear wheels (with corresponding influence on oversteer/understeer) but not the actual weight transfer.

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Frank0221 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

2:02 How f1 cars are made

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SYNUS81 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

in guessing the springs and shocks took some of the engine energy from the tires sending needed energy to the springs and shocks, therefore making the car slower.

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Josh Parrish 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

I don't watch much F1, but I absolutely LOVE the technology and engineering involved in the cars! These videos are awesome! Keep them coming, please!

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Alex Nets 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

Yooo weight transfer isn't changed with a stiffer suspension…

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SimLiga 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

So Williams, basically, drove a million dollar go-kart!!

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Tsukuyomi 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

9:03 Most trucks have suspension in their seats and their cabin too, so triple suspension?

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s ss 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

7:12 "and said that the car was faster" "feels like it could be quicker"

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Sergio Sánchez 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

Great video ! Could you please make a video talking about how narrow or wider tyres, affect grip? Thank you!

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Jianyu Hua 03/03/2022 - 8:09 Chiều

It’s not the size of the tire that makes the friction larger instead, the larger the surface the softer tire could be, thus gripper

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