Three of F1’s leading engineers, Paddy Lowe of McLaren, James Allison of Renault and Paul Monaghan of Red Bull, took to the stage for the technical element of today’s FOTA Fans Forum.
On the agenda as far as the fans were concerned was the artificiality of the DRS wing, which was conceived by the Technical Working Group on which all three men serve, and the ban on the off throttle blown diffuser, which comes into force at the next race in Silverstone, among many other topics.. The engineers explain what they’ve had to do to adapt their cars for the changed interpretation of the rules and Allison gives a candid assessment of the impact on lap times.
Also on the agenda was women engineers in F1 and how engineers can measure the difference in driving performance between team mates.
You can hear the whole discussion here: