F1 tech special: Engines, aero and 2017 rules

F1 tech special: Engines, aero and 2017 rules

The Williams tech chief Pat Symonds, also F1 Racing's regular columnist, takes part in a very special Q&A, translating the more scientific aspects of Formula 1 into plain English in his inimitable style

Having worked in Formula 1 for more than 30 years, Williams's chief technical officer knows a thing or two about the game. Every month in F1 Racing, Pat Symonds brings his wisdom to our monthly 'Inside Tech' column, but we thought it was time he answered some of your technical questions directly.

It's our policy not to show our interviewees their questions ahead of time, but we made an exception in Pat's case - not for censorship, but rather because he was keen to research any for which he did not already have a thorough answer on the tip of his tongue. Indeed, as you will see, quite a bit of work with a calculator was needed at one point, and Pat thanked our readers for testing the limits of his knowledge.

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