Race ,Historic
MAY 11th 2024

Ethan Jupp

The birth of F1 aerodynamics at the 2024 Monaco Historic

With the rise in engine capacity to 3.0-litres from 1.5-litres in 1966, Formula 1 competitors quickly realised that with so much power now on tap and the tyres as wide as they could realistically get, new avenues needed to be explored to help the cars grip and put their power down. Formula 1’s first few dalliances into the murky aerodynamic discipline of downforce generation, made for perhaps the most visually dramatic period of evolution in the sport’s entire history.

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