The Physics of Motorsport

Once upon a time I used to give a lecture course on “the physics of motorsport”. The idea was to use simple ideas from Newtonian physics to understand how to make cars go faster.

You can still read the lecture notes.

One day I’ll come back to this, add some new material and write a nice book. I think this is a great way of introducing physics to a wider audience. Its a long way from the abstract concepts that are usually used.

What I could really do with is a motorsport partner who has hands on experience of race-car engineering.

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