Former F1 Engineer Shares In-Depth Analysis of 2022 F1 Car Aero on YouTube
Finding credible sources to learn from on the internet is tough, but sometimes you get lucky.
I might not be an engineer, but I appreciate the details of the craft, so I spend a lot of time diving deep into concepts that I practically understand but can’t quite do the math behind them. The trouble about learning these dense concepts is finding a credible teacher on the ever-dubious internet. I’m happy to say I found another amazing source of nerd knowledge in this Youtube channel called KYLE.ENGINEERS.
Kyle has the rare combination of top-level qualifications, the ability to draw, and the ability to break down exceedingly complex topics into digestible bites that bolster the knowledge banks of any viewer. It’s difficult for me to sit down and read a wall of technical text if I’m not in the right mood for it. This channel always makes it easy and fun to watch. Or maybe I’m just a lunatic.
His qualifications are beyond question: He was an aerodynamicist for the Mercedes-AMG Formula One team from 2018-2020, so he’s partially responsible for three championship-winning F1 cars and the fastest F1 car of all time, the 2020 Mercedes W11. Considering the channel’s most recent videos break down the all-new 2022 F1 car aerodynamics from every team, this makes him uniquely qualified and credible in contemporary F1 aerodynamics. This is nearly priceless, even in a world full of experienced motorsports journalists and former technical personnel.
Kyle also gets into the nitty-gritty of suspension concepts like heave, roll, pitch, and warp, and he makes it somewhat easy to understand, which even a technical-literate mind like mine has a hard time grasping. His backlog is more than five years deep of pretty amazing technical videos that hit damn near every major point of making a car go fast around corners. It almost makes me want to go to school to be an engineer and learn the true black magic of it all.
I can’t do his fidelity justice, so just go watch him. I highly recommend the 2022 F1 car series and also suggest jumping into his amazing video about third springs in racecar suspensions. It may seem scary but it makes a lot more sense after a very minor time commitment.
While you’re doing that I’m going to hop into a sim and start turning knobs and pushing buttons on suspension setup. It doesn’t seem so daunting now, but I’ll surely end up in some walls.
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