Mind Officially Blown

A freelance journalist/illustrator/blogger named Craig Scarborough has just published the suspension set-up sheet from Kimi Räikkönen’s Lotus team from their first test together at Jerez back in 2011, and let me tell you, it is mind blowingly complex. (Click on the above link to read the full analysis. If you’re at all a race fan, you’ll love it.) Horsepower is important, tires are critical, but suspension set-up in Formula 1 is everything. His careful analysis of what all goes into the fine-tuning adjustments that take place before every circuit certainly lends itself to broader appreciation of how carefully, maddeningly, obsessively tuned these F1 cars really are.

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