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Aramco | The Incredible Science of F1

Technology in Formula One is impressive, boundary-pushing and sometimes hard to explain. We've teamed up with our Strategic Partner Aramco to reveal the science behind F1 in a new video series.

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The science of Formula One is one of the motorsport's biggest draws.

Powered by some of the most efficient internal combustion engines ever made, utilising ground effect aerodynamics and rounding corners at more than 100mph, F1 cars are a marvel of engineering.

Learn all about fluids in the first episode before tuning into the hottest episode yet as Episode 2 sees AMF1 Team drivers and engineers talk through temperatures.

Scroll down and hit the play button to start watching.

Episode 1 | Fluids

It's all about liquids in this episode of Incredible Science. But is the fuel that goes into our AMR23 different to that which goes into a DBX707 road car? We ask the experts.

We also delve into the cost of F1 fuel, what the future holds for it, and enlist the help of Team Ambassador Pedro de la Rosa, plus Lance and Fernando, to find out how it feels to drive an F1 car with a high fuel load compared to one with a low fuel load.

Finally, we find out what drivers drink while piloting an F1 car.

The Incredible Science of F1

Episode 1 | Fluids

Can you put F1 fuel in your road car? What does Fernando drink when he’s racing? It's time to head back to class with Aramco's new series to learn all about The Incredible Science of F1. In this episode, our team teaches you everything you need to know about fluids, from drinks to fuel and the future of powering F1 cars.


Episode 2 | Temperatures

"It's pretty, pretty warm in there."

We turn the thermostat to the max and the minimum to find out how Formula One cars behave under different temperatures, and how hot and cold they can really get.

Lance and Fernando tell us how they handle the heat while Performance Director Tom McCullough and Technical Director Dan Fallows tell us about the extreme temperatures that our AMR23 can go through in a race.

The Incredible Science of F1

Episode 2 | Temperatures

We turn the heat up for this episode of Aramco's series that takes you through the Incredible Science of F1.

How hot can, and how hot does, a Formula One engine get? What's the coldest thing in an F1 car? Why are tyre temperatures so important?

To find out, we talk to some of AMF1 Team's brightest minds.


Episode 3 | Force & Structure

"An average driver would really struggle to drive a 1,000 brake horsepower Formula One car."

In the next episode, we look into everything to do with the forces in F1, and the pressure acted upon the drivers and the cars.

Technical Director Dan Fallows, Team Principal Mike Krack and Sporting Director Andy Stevenson also answer the question of whether a Formula One car could be driven upside down inside a tunnel.

The Incredible Science of F1

Episode 3 | Force & Structure

Could an F1 car drive upside-down? How do drivers cope with the forces at play? What's the strongest part of the car? Together with Aramco our team schools you on the Incredible Science behind the forces and structures of F1. Let’s head to class and get learning!

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