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WATCH: Aerodynamics and fluids - how F1 keeps race cars cool

2018-11-14 10:45

Robin Classen

Coolant fluid

Image: AFP

The key ingredient to any race car is keeping everything cool under pressure as the engine and its components work hard at high speeds with plenty of heat. That same principle is applied in Formula 1.

In a discipline where marginal gains make a difference, manufacturers are working hand in hand with their suppliers to 'package the cars more effectively' and gain milliseconds.

Keeping it cool

To make sure their cars perform at optimum performance, the Mercedes F1 team is constantly working on new ways to improve its coolant and lubricant qualities.

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