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  • Adrian Newey
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  • 17 June 2019
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Read ↠ How to Build a Car ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB E engineering genius even in adolescence Adrian’s thoughts naturally emerged in shape and form – he began sketching his own car designs at the age of 12 and took a welding course in his school summer holidays From his early career in IndyCar racing and on to his unparalleled success in Formula One we learn in comprehensive engaging and highly entertaining detail how a car actually works Adrian has designed for the likes of Mario Andretti Nigel Mansell Alain Prost Damon Hill David Coulthard Mika Hakkinen Mark Webber and Sebastian. The story of Adrian Newey s life all starts at a very young age when he is drawing cars and joins his dad in the garage Then we get to read his progress towards the pinnacle of motorsport Formula One He tells how he designed his cars a large portion of them championship winners We get to know about the politics behind Formula One the ruthlessness of the sport and its most influential people This book is a must read for fans of motorsport who are especially interested in the technical and aerodynamic side of thingsWhichever team Newey goes to he seems to come up with new innovative solutions that bring the team forwards His solutions to aerodynamic problems are explained in great detail accompanied by highly detailed technical drawings an absolute delight What you also notice when reading about all this is the politics that go on behind the scenes Personnel and leaders who want to stick to conservative practices money and sponsorship issues the FIA banning components of cars the list goes on More often than not Newey is hindered by such political or economical troubles Usually these are the reasons of his departure at certain teams It is great to read how he settles into new teams and how he gets accustomed to their environmentLeyton House Williams McLaren and finally Red Bull some of the great F1 teams he worked for Especially Red Bull is an interesting one since he practically helped to build that team from the ground up As he says himself from a fizzy drinks company to a four time world championship winning team It is great to view the progress of this teamAnother aspect that is really interesting is reading how he worked with drivers He was the race engineer of various great names and he worked with the most famous drivers Senna Prost Coulthard Webber Vettel just to name a few Each of these drivers had a different approach and had different technical skills You get to know a lot of anecdotes about these drivers and also about the teams that sometimes can change your view of them completelyThis autobiography is so much than just a technical write up of the cars Newey designed You get to know about the teams and drivers he worked with about the politics in Formula One but also about his personal life his climb from the ground up his marriages It also provides great insight into the opinion of Newey regarding some of the regulation changes that happened over the last couple decades most notably the change to 15L V6 turbo hybrid engines in 2014 For all these reasons and many this book is a definite recommendations to any fan of motorsport who is interested in the technical matters

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Read ↠ How to Build a Car ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Vettel always with a shark like purity of purpose to make the car go faster And while his career has been marked by unbelievable triumphs there have also been deep tragedies; most notably Ayrton Senna’s death during his time at Williams in 1994Beautifully illustrated with never before seen drawings How to Build a Car encapsulates through Adrian’s remarkable life story precisely what makes Formula One so thrilling – its potential for the total synchronicity of man and machine the perfect combination of style efficiency and spe. The Racer s EdgeHow to Build a Car by Adrian NeweyHarper Collins Publishers 2017Review With all the hoopla surrounding F1 racing in print visual and interactive media not to mention official websites guides statistics props and paraphernalia what do you need to know about this hyper competitive sportPlenty it would seem reading the autobiography of F1 veteran chassis designer Adrian Newey OBE In a career spanning 35 years he has been making the cars go faster winning 10 F1 constructors titles and helping some of the driving legends like Damon Hill Mika Hakkinen and Sebastian Vettel win over 150 Grands Prix races in 27 countries Newey provides a pit stop view of the races paddock personalities and their power plays uirks and gamesmanship as well as insights into the organisation of the sportBorn in 1958 in the British Midlands the cradle of the sport with a rich automobile tradition such as factories producing the iconic Morris Marina Austin Allegro and Norton Commando Fort Dunlop and Pirelli Burton tires Newey was always attracted to the circuit After lacklustre schooling he obtained an aeronautics and astronautics degree from Southampton University in 1980 His final year project was ground effect aerodynamics as applied to a sportscar the subject of his passion and something he could show to prospective employers Harvey Postlethwaite of Fittipaldi Automotive engaged him just as the sport was waking up to the possibilities of wind tunnel model simulations in racing chassis designIf you thought that F1 race cars are designed from the ground up or for that matter front to back you are mistaken Specifications issued by F1 Association aimed to ensure that all teams build on the same foundation and use contractual tires supplied by a single tire company Now Pirelli for both 60% model wind tunnel and racing circuit front and rear tires In order to ensure a level playing field between the grandee teams such as Ferrari Lotus Alfa Romeo Honda etc who built both the chassis and the engine and the garagistes like Fittipaldi FOA was formed in the 1970s BC Ecclestone employed collective bargaining methods with owners teams etc only to run it as a personal fiefdom until recently Newey s life work has been an extended though modified college project given engine tires and driver to conform to association regulations on a tight budget and time frame Effectively this means chassis development within the loophole of the law in particular to maintain tire contact with the ground part even through braking and cornering at 45 g Teams guard their technology trying to make it impossible for others to touch and feel the parts and though it gives them a headstart rivals copy it all the time if a competitive advantage is perceived Apparently there are no enforceable intellectual property rights In Formula 1 car design the engine has to be located in an ideal position and a monocoue has to be of a certain size and shape to accommodate the driver The cars are always designed as light as possible so that ballast to make up to the specification weight can be put in a convenient place to obtain the desired weight distribution between the front and rear axles Aerodynamic shaping of the car must ensure that it generates as little drag and as much downforce negative lift as possible in a balanced manner through cornering The wing acts in a converse manner to that in an aeroplane pressing the car into the ground and hence allowing the tires to generate grip The vortex of air around the tires as well as the ride height form a key part of the aerodynamics After that it is ll about trying to find the right setup parameters for the car the driver and circuit linking together the seuence of corners that are uniue to each racing track Much of Newey s book is taken up with the ongoing battle between designer and regulator on the effect of active electronic controlled and passive suspensions and regulations on diffusers restriction of g forces and impact damage Newey is in full flow and in the zone when engaged in race car aerodynamics Newey s experience with IndyCar racing registering three winners in the 1980s stood him in good stead as he progressed with his careerToday wind tunnel facilities comprise a large part of a racing team s operational expenditure even as computational fluid dynamics modelling and all the other characteristics observed during empirical testing are analysed with a whole suite of customised software for the engineers to check every aspect of the vehicle s handling Materials research is not racing s strong suit although new materials developed elsewhere are adopted F1 in the 1990s tended to be a battle for supremacy between McLaren and Williams In 1996 McLaren chief Ron Dennis shrewdly poached Williams designer Newey who after a gardening leave was finally unleashed along with Neil Oatley to produce the 1998 champion car McLaren MP4 13 With Newey s usual focus on aerodynamic efficiency and a very clean aero look all round the result was an ultra compact race car When Ford sold its holdings in the Jaguar team to Red Bull the energy drinks company Newey was appointed by the latter as designer and he helped them win many world titles and build their brand reputation worldwideNewey loses his mojo during his winless tenure at LeytonHouse two divorces an Ayrton Senna s death in 1994 The tragedy arose from an aerodynamically unstable Williams car in which Ayrton attempted to do things the car was not capable of doingNewey s inner voice only pops up when Ayrton Senna s death happens and again towards the end of the book where he feels that the spectator sport has become mainly that of competing for drivers and constructors titles The developments on the racetrack do not benefit the general public shuffling about in family sedans He applies his magic to design a road going sportscar sold for a cool two million pounds each for a limited edition of Aston Martin hypercarMy ViewsNewey is no Da Vinci And while his ambition and mastery are achieved along with cult status the lack of purpose in the service of something enduring and meaningful must be frustrating His purpose in life is an obsessive level of achievement orientation with F1 racing as an end in itself rewarding materially but extracting a price The book should have been titled Memoirs of an F1 Racing Car Chassis Designer as it is essentially a warts and all memoir laced with uintessentially British humour Newey s diagrams and photographs which are presented in blue and black give a period feel A glossary of technical terms is included without engine and tire related terms such as fuel efficiency rolling resistance coefficient or wet traction There are no book or website references A table of F1 world champion drivers and constructors and basic circuit information with layout diagrams and the technical specifications of the models described would add value to the book After reading the book I thought With Ecclestone gone and a new dispensation at the helm and having reached the pinnacle of success how can F1 racing be technologically relevant in the age of AI IoT and autonomous navigation The general public is an interested party and FOA must look beyond the financial lure of the business the image and the brand building of its sponsors to achieve beneficial outcomes in the sports aesthetic and environmental impact

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Read ↠ How to Build a Car ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 'Adrian has a uniue gift for understanding drivers and racing cars He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun An immensely likeable man' Damon HillThe world’s foremost designer in Formula One Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain’s greatest engineers and this is his fascinating powerful memoirHow to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian’s unrivalled 35 year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he has designed the drivers he has worked alongside and the races in which he’s been involvedA tru. Adrian Newey has been living and breathing cars since he first started sketching them at the age of 12 The roots of this love were seeing his father pottering around in the garage on some project or other Drawing them was one thing what he really wanted to do was build them so a welding course followed one summer holiday He tried racing karts having saved to buy one but even though he enjoyed it it was not his thing He worked hard to get into Southampton to do a degree in mechanical engineering however the maths was a struggle Leaving with a 1st he wrote to Brabham and a lot of the other teams but nothing seemed to be offered until a chance call from Fittipaldi and his interview consisted of a nervous wait while Harvey Postlethwaite took his Ducati for a test ride He was in the doorThe first car that he was involved with Newey ended up redesigning the aerodynamics to meet the latest change in regulations The team folded after the money ran out and he was offered a position at March working on the 83G as well as working on the car for the Daytona 24 hour race Success in that meant he was seconded to Truesports to help with another Indycar Then the opportunity beckoned for a place in a Formula 1 team and he joined Leyton House where he had the chance to design a car from scratch Other teams noticed his success and soon he was working for Williams on their FW14 to FW18 cars before being poached again by McLaren Leaving there under a little bit of a cloud he ended up with the newest team in the paddock Red Bull The owner wanted to make a serious investment in the sport to promote the brand and the drink and so began a new era and four world championships People are well aware of the drivers who wrestle these cars at 200 mph around some of the fastest circuits in the calendar There are a few team heads that people can name but most of the designers engineers and aerodynamicists are completely unknown But there is one who is almost a household name Adrian Newey To put it frankly he is an engineering genius He has worked with almost all the big teams using his wide experience in creating a car that just goes very very fast These cars have in the right hands give some of the best drivers in the world race wins and world championships I have been an F1 fan since the age of 8 I grew up in Woking and McLaren has always been my number one team though their performance in the past few years has not done them any favours There is plenty of fascinating detail in this book as Newey writes about some of his personal life as well as lots of information about the cars that he designed and how he solved the particular problems that the constant changes in regulation through up Definitely a books for the die hard F1 fan