Although the Indycars look like Formula 1 vehicles, they are actually quite different. The rear wings are customised for each type of racetrack, reducing drag and allowing the cars to reach speeds of almost 400km/h (250mph). Read more about these amazing vehicles here.
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The diffuser pulls air from under the car creating downforce and reducing drag. There was some controversy in the F1 world earlier this year regarding the width of the diffuser. You can read more about it here.
This illustration was a little tricky due to the lack of reference photos. Most of the images were blurry action shots, but with a little improvisation and imagination I think they turned out ok.
The ‘heel and toe’ is a method of changing gears often used by race drivers to make braking and overtaking smoother (and therefore faster). Click here for more info.
The white car illustrates the “skando (Scandinavian) flick” rally technique, which involves steering away from the corner then turning in.
The blue car shows the technique for using a handbrake, or “the pro-drifter’s joystick”. Click here for more info.
This illustration for Motor magazine was my first experiences using 3D software (the marvellous Google Sketchup) to create an illustration.
I was given some reference material and asked to illustrate the racing line around a corner (this route minimizes time spent in the corner, while maintaining speed).
The green arrow represents the correct racing line, the red one shows the way to the ditch.