Race car aerodynamics is study of the forces and moments created by the interaction of air with a race car. The shape of race cars is intentionally developed in order to control this interaction. This page is dedicated to gather relevant content related to this subject. Here you will learn:
- Why race car aerodynamics is one of the major concerns in Motorsport Engineering
- What are the fundamental Physics principles relevant to race car aerodynamics and how they work
- How air interacts with each of the peculiar components on a race car
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Recommended reading on Race Car Aerodynamics
There is a wide range of good materials on race car aerodynamics and how it is used to improve performance. Among those I’ve come across, I would highligh these:
- Fundamentals of Aerodynamics by John Anderson
- Introduction to Flight by John Anderson
- Race Car Aerodynamics, Designing for Speed by Joseph Katz
- Competition Car Aerodynamics: A Practical Handbook, by Simon McBeath
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