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Setting up the 2017 Ford Focus RS RX

Ford Performance details the testing and development of the 2017 Ford Focus RS RX's suspension, utilising a Kinematics and Compliance rig.




Toyota Gazoo Racing's 2017 WEC challenge

Ahead of the forthcoming WEC season, Toyota Gazoo Racing outlines the changes to its TS050 contender, and why it choses to compete in the top flight of endurance racing.

In this Issue - January 2017

The January 2017 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

ALEJANDRO AGAG : The charismatic man behind Formula E’s unprecedented commercial success outlines his future vision for the all-electric formula

 

NASCAR TIRE DEVELOPMENT : Goodyear has been NASCAR Sprint Cup’s only tire supplier for more than 20 years. PMW finds out how it ensures consistency for every team across more than 100,000 tires per season

 

ALM : Less waste, faster production times and reduced operating costs have all helped additive layer manufacturing change prototyping forever, but what about finished and race-ready parts?

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In this Issue - Expo Special Issue 2016

The Expo Special Issue 2016 is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

CRISTIAN HORNER : Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner looks back on his Formula 1 outfit’s progress, and offers his thoughts on where the sport needs to focus its future efforts

 

ROBO RACE : OEMs are taking major strides with autonomous technologies – will Roborace speed up this process, or simply change motorsport as we know it, forever?

 

CRASH TESTING : The crash test research conducted at Cranfield Impact Centre in Bedfordshire, UK, has been making invaluable contributions to the safety of FIA Formula 1 race cars for more than 30 years

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In this Issue - July- August 2016

The July - August 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

GUARDIAN ANGEL: Is the Halo the future of open-cockpit, single-seater formulas? Following several high-profile accidents, PMW takes a look into the future

NEXT LEVEL: Sweeping changes are to be made to the FIA World Rally Championship for 2017. What drove those changes, and how will they affect teams, drivers, organizers and fans?

 

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In this Issue - March - June 2016

The March - June 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

DATA INTEGRITY: Countless streams of data are generated every time a Formula 1 car turns a wheel, but how do teams stop that critical information falling into the wrong hands?

UK FOCUS: The UK’s motorsport industry is an international force and a national treasure. And the technology it has developed is now making its way into other industries. Professional Motorsport World discovers how

PORSCHE 919: An iconic name with a rich racing heritage returned to the top flight of endurance racing in 2014. A year later, Porsche had won Le Mans and the FIA WEC outright. But what attracted Team Porsche to a championship that was, in essence, just two years old?

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In this Issue - Professional Motorsport Circuit - Annual 2015

The Annual Showcase 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

CAPTIVATED AUDIENCE : Formula 1 has seen substantial drops in spectator figures in some regions. Can its promoters learn anything from other sporting events about engaging with fans?

PEAK PERFORMANCE : Plans are at an advanced stage to build Rockyview Motorsports Park in Canada, a Tilke-designed racetrack complex with a distinctly Albertan, agricultural accent

JEWEL OF THE CARIBBEAN : Sandwiched between blue skies and sandy beaches is perhaps the most idyllic motorsport venue in the world. Following the completion of a redesign this year, Bushy Park now has facilities as stunning as the location

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In this Issue - January 2016

The January 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

WIND TUNNELS : As greater restrictions are placed on wind tunnel and CFD work in Formula 1, teams are devising clever new ways to make their aerodynamic test programs more efficient and insightful

INDYCAR AERO DEVELOPMENT : The addition of Chevrolet and Honda’s aero kits may have improved the DW12’s performance, but what have they done for safety and for the spectacle of IndyCar racing?

STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS : Three seasons in, Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks – the series where Supercross meets Monster Jam – is set for expansion into new markets. We investigate Gordon’s off-road formula for success

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In this Issue - Expo Special Issue 2015

The Expo Special Issue 2015 is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

GT4 : GT4 is experiencing a swell of popularity from both drivers and fans. With close competition between a wide range of cars, capacity grids and huge crowd draws, is the category the most alluring in the world right now?

WEATHER : Racers don’t like surprises, especially when it comes to the weather. How can teams predict the unpredictable to create an advantage?

SPONSORSHIP : With high costs and increased pressure on budgets, could the trend for rolling or partial sponsorship offer new solutions for cash-strapped racing teams?

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In this Issue - July-August 2015

The July-August 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

TRACK CHANGES : The modern production engine can be a solid basis for a racing unit, but making it successful on track takes a lot of detailed work

MIXED RECEPTION : Since its introduction to Formula 1 in 2014, hybrid technology has been criticized by some fans. PMW investigates why many teams are rather more enthusiastic about the technology

NOT JUST A MIRAGE : The latest entrant to rallying’s up-and-coming R5 class has been developed in Sweden, based on a Japanese car made in Thailand. True to its international origins, the Mitsubishi R5+ will be sold around the world

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In this Issue - March-June 2015

The March-June 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

NEW DIMENSION : Is 3D printing the future of rapid prototyping? And if so, what advantages does it bring to the world of competitive motorsport?

POWER TO THE PEOPLE : Budgets continue to dominate headlines in motorsport for all the wrong reasons. Could crowdfunding be a viable alternative?

THAT EXTRA LAYER : Thermal management coatings bring advantages for teams using turbochargers, and even the smallest teams can now enjoy the benefits

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In this Issue - January 2015

The January 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

KINETIC ENERGY : Kinetic Motorsports, in close collaboration with Kia Motors America, has produced a dominant race car during just three years of competition

AMERICAN DREAM : Creating an American Formula 1 team with American drivers is a tough goal, but if anyone can do it, that person is Gene Haas

THE WINNERS! : Following deliberation over one of our strongest shortlists ever, our independent panel of 12 experts has chosen the winners of the Professional MotorSport World Expo Awards 2014. These are officially the hottest names in motorsport right now…

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In this Issue - Expo Special Issue 2014

The Expo Special Issue 2014 is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

TRANSCONTINENT EXPRESS: Hardware-in-the-loop has played a vital role in the transcontinental development of the Toyota TS040

NATURAL LEADER: Under the leadership of Toto Wolff, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas F1 team is dominating the 2014 championship. PMW asks him about the secrets of his success

POWER PLAY: Does management restructuring really save or benefit racing teams, or is it just a ruse to divert attention away from bigger team issues?

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In this Issue - July-August 2014

 The July-August 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

V8 SUPERCARS: Volvo Polestar found that transforming a defunct mass-production V8 into a naturally aspirated 650bhp race engine is no easy task

 

FORCED INDUCTION: With turbochargers returning to the top flight of motorsport, and new developments on the horizon, forced induction is blowing new life into motorsport

 

BRUNO FAMIN: Peugeot sport director Bruno Famin explains the team’s return to rallycross, following an evaluation of its motorsport investments

 

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In this Issue - March-June 2014

The March-June 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

CFD: Emerging modeling techniques are delivering more accurate results in CFD, but placing greater demands on computer hardware. PMW talks to the experts about the limitations and challenges faced in this area

MARK KENT: Chevrolet's director of racing has high hopes for the latest Corvette C7.R in US sportscar racing and at Le Mans

COMMUNICATIONS: Effective communication during an event is vital for those competing in motorsport. How do top race and rally teams stay connected?

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In this Issue - January 2014

The January 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

MICHAEL ANDRETTI: As part of our USA focus, leading team owner Michael Andretti discusses the state of play in IndyCar and explains why he's sure that Formula E has a bright future

THE WINNERS: After our independent panel of experts had cast its votes, the Professional MotorSport World Expo Awards 2013 were presented in Cologne, Germany, on November 12. Our congratulations go to all concerned!

NISSAN ZEOD RC: Nissan's radical, range-extender racer will run battery-only laps at Le Mans next June. PMW has an exclusive insight into the development of this Garage 56 project

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In this Issue - Professional Motorsport Circuit - Annual 2014

The Annual Showcase 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

HISTORIC FESTIVALS: What makes for a successful historic racing festival? We talk to leading protagonists from around the world to find out how to tap into this booming market

NEW JERSEY: With a race in New Jersey on the cards and one in Long Beach a future possibility, it seems that Formula 1's future in the USA may be integrally linked to car parking

CIRCUIT OF WALES: The Circuit of Wales development aims to bring new life to an economically deprived area. How can a racetrack spark regeneration?

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In this Issue - Expo Special Issue 2013

The Expo Special Issue 2013 is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

INTERVIEW: As the 2014 F1 season beckons, Sahara force India\'s Vijay Mallya has concerns about rising spending levels

FORMULA E: With city-center races and not a screaming exhaust note to be heard, FIA Formula E offers a new take on single-seater racing. Some of the big names involved tell us what\'s in it for them

PMW EXPO 2013: Full preview of the event on November 12-14, Cologne, Germany including exhibitor news and interviews with workshop speakers!

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In this Issue - July 2013

July 2013The July 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

2014 F1 ENGINES: The pressure on F1 engine manufacturers is ramping up ahead of the introduction of all-new powerplants for the 2014 season

INTERVIEW - RYAN MADDISON: Erebus Motorsport's CEO, Ryan Maddison discusses the team's eye-catching V8 Supercars partnership with AMG Customer Sport

INDYCAR: Having overcome the issues that dogged its early races, IndyCar teams have warmed to the Dallara DW12. Now there's a blueprint for increased technical freedom, too

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In this Issue - April - June 2013

The April - June 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

24H DUBAI: Dubai's round-the-clock race provides a winter alternative to mulled wine and snow! We find out what the teams think of it, and go behind the scenes with Dunlop's tire operation

COATS OF MANY COLORS: The next generation of material coatings could offer motorsport engineers the opportunity to generate electricity and measure very high temperatures

MANAGED EXPECTATIONS: PMW discovers there's much more to race driver management than contract negotiation and sponsorship acquisition

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In this Issue - January 2013

The January 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

THE WINNERS!: The Professional MotorSport World Expo Awards 2012 were presented in Cologne, Germany, on November 13. We talk exclusively to the winners, including Audi's Ulrich Baretzky, and John Litjens of Toyota Motorsport

FUTURE MATERIALS: The Bloodhound SSC speed-record car is a showcase for future technologies. According to the project's top materials engineer, there's a whole new world out there

HISTORIC F1: We go behind the scenes with Williams F1 at Silverstone to find out what it takes to run a fleet of historic F1 cars

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In this Issue - Professional Motorsport Circuit - Annual 2013

The Annual Showcase 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

CONCERTS: We explore an increasingly popular avenue of entertainment being offered alongside race meets: the music concert

PARALYMPICS: Top UK racetrack Brands Hatch played host to the London 2012 Paralympic cycling event. It was described by the UCI, world cycling's governing body, as "one of the best paracycling venues of all time"

PROCUREMENT: Experts from the School of Construction Management and Engineering at the UK's University of Reading present some innovative procurement methods for sustainable motorsport facilities

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In this Issue - Expo Special Issue 2012

The Expo Special Issue 2012 is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

BANNED SUSPENSION: The practice of banning trick suspension is well established in top-flight motor racing - even though the reasons for doing so aren't necessarily clear-cut

INTERVIEW:ERIC BOULLIER: Lotus F1 team principal
Eric Boullier hopes a new company strategy will see his team celebrate victory before the season is out

NASCAR: If everyone in NASCAR was to embrace a change from carburetors to fuel injection, they had to be convinced it was going to work

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In this Issue - July - August 2012

The July- August 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

SPORTSCAR TESTING: The fascinating story behind the Corvette Daytona Prototype, developed to fit three different chassis and meet Grand-Am's new Gen3 equalization criteria

KIWI COMPETITION: The V8 SuperTourers series in New Zealand has drawn the country's leading teams away from the established NZV8 championship. Is there room for both to co-exist?

INTERVIEW: MAURIZIO REGGIANI: Maurizio Reggiani is keeping Lamborghini's motorsport program relevant to production vehicles

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In this Issue - April 2012

The April - June 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

DELTAWING: PMW speaks to Ben Bowlby, the driving force behind the team taking the radical DeltaWing racer to Le Mans. Is this the future of sportscar racing?

INTERVIEW: PAUL HEMBERY: Pirelli’s motorsport director is focused on achieving closer racing in Formula 1, but still has an eye on the WRC

FORMULA 3: With thin grids, a monopoly in the chassis market, and pressure from other categories, can Formula 3 continue to survive and prosper? PMW investigates

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In this Issue - January 2012

 The January 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

VOLKSWAGEN WRC: It’s Kris Nissen’s job to get Volkswagen Motorsport fit for WRC competition in 2013

 2011 AWARDS: The Professional MotorSport World Expo Awards 2011 were presented in Cologne, Germany, on November 15. We talk exclusively to the winners, including Red Bull Racing and Sarah Fisher

ELECTRIC MOTORSPORT: Are we about to see electric racing become a permanent fixture on the calendar?

 

MEASUREMENT: Tolerances are being pushed ever harder in motorsport, but how are they being measured?

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In this Issue - Professional Motorsport Circuit - Nov 2011

The November 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

BUDDH INTERNATIONAL: With a superfast new track and Bollywood glamour, the forthcoming Indian Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit is one of the most eagerly anticipated Formula 1 races of the year.

NOLA MOTORSPORTS PARK: A new motorsport complex is taking shape just a 20-minute drive from New Orleans’ historic French Quarter.

TEST TRACKS: Forget towering architecture and state-of-the-art facilities, the commodity that attracts an F1 testing session is still good, old-fashioned sunshine. 

 

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In this Issue - EXPO SPECIAL 2011

The EXPO SPECIAL issue 2011 is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

COVER STORY: V8 TOURING CARS: Improved safety, lower costs, and expansion overseas are the goals for DTM’s new rule package. PLUS developments in V8 Supercars and Superstars!

INTERVIEW: STEFANO DOMENICALI: Ferrari’s F1 team principal is reshaping the structure of his famous team for the challenges that lie ahead

WIND TUNNEL TESTING: Tunnel time in Formula 1 has become more precious than ever due to testing restrictions, but technology has risen to the challenge

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In this Issue - July - August 2011

The July-August 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

COVER STORY: AUDI'S LE MANS DIESEL : Ulrich Baretzky explains the design decisions behind Audi's innovative, Le Mans-winning V6

ATLANTIC CROSSING?: Could rallycross become the next big thing in US motorsport? PMW speaks to key players

INTERVIEW: JAMES RUMSEY: The JR Motorsports boss on the future of the GT1 World Championship

 

 

 

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In this Issue - April - June 2011

The April-June 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

COVER STORY: Claudio Berro: The director of motorsport at Group Lotus discusses the company's approach to motorsport and plans for expansion

Hillclimbing: PMW investigates the innovation that abounds in the British and European championships

Series focus: The verdict on Superleague Formula's soccer-meets-racing business model

 

 

 

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In this Issue - January 2011

The January 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Award Winners 2010: Exclusive interviews with all the winners of the 2010 Professional MotorSport World Expo Awards

Interview: Jost Capito on maximizing the return on investment from Ford's motorsport programs

MINI to the max: Insight into the innovative engineering program behind the new MINI Countryman World Rally Car

 

 

 

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In this Issue - Professional Motorsport Circuit - Nov 2010

The November 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

COVER STORY: Surface tension - Paving some of the world's greatest racetracks, from Daytona to Abu Dhabi

CASE STUDY: Korea International Circuit - The unusual project to create an entire city around Formula 1's newest racetrack

SPECIAL FEATURE: Sustainable architecture - How new standards for environmentally friendly design will impact future track developments

 

 

 

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In this Issue - Expo Special Issue 2010

The Expo Special Issue 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover Story: Engine Downsizing - Manufacturers, rule makers and engine builders discuss the implications of the new generation of smaller engines

New Dawn - PMW investigates the pros and cons of the new cost-capped regulations for LMP2 sportscars

Interview: Mark Kent - The director of GM Racing for North America discusses mission, management, and money

 

 

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In this Issue - Professional Motorsport Circuit - April 2010

The April 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story: Silverstone Arena - Insider perspectives on the rapid redevelopment of Silverstone ahead of the MotoGP and F1 races in 2010

Case study: Famoso Raceway - The Californian dragstrip has made nostalgia events its specialty. PMC pays a visit to the March Meet

Investigation: Trackdays - A look at the trends and issues surrounding this important source of revenue for many motorsport circuits

 

 

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In this Issue - July 2010

The July 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story: Sustainability - The inside line on Porsche's flywheel hybrid 911 and Delft's solar racer

Interview: John Force - Drag racing's ultra-successful owner/driver on securing his legacy

Dodge Motorsports: The 2010 development programs for Sprint Cup and Nationwide

 

 

 

 

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In this Issue - April - June 2010

The April-June 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story: CFD - Experts discuss the state of the art in the field of computational fluid dynamics for aero development, and PMW profiles some CFD-intensive recent race car projects

Feature: Out of office - For many touring, endurance and rally drivers and team owners, even at the highest level, motorsport is only a weekend job. How do they ensure their track performance isn’t compromised by their career?

Investigation: Green tire technology - Can race and rally tires ever really be environmentally friendly? PMW explores the complex reality behind the marketing claims

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2010 Showcase - In this Issue

The Annual Showcase 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

VIRGINIA TECH, USA - Vehicle parameter estimation with an eight-post shaker rig – using a 2007 NASCAR Cup car to test the process

TU GRAZ, AUSTRIA - Development of a rear-wheel steering system for Tankia 2009, Graz’s contender for Formula Student honors

COLORADO STATE, USA - Experimental characterization of race dampers using a sine-on-sine forcing function

RWTH AACHEN, GERMANY - How an Audi A4 quattro is being used to test innovative technologies in endurance races on the Nürburgring

DURHAM, UK
- The aerodynamics of overtaking: research into the structure of the wake created by a Formula 1 car

CRANFIELD, UK -  Developing a suite of optical-based quantitative techniques to measure flow velocity in wind tunnels


WARWICK, UK - The race-ready WorldFirst Racing Formula 3 car is making pioneering use of sustainable composite materials

OHIO STATE, USA - Insight into the design of the Bonneville record-breaking Buckeye Bullet 2, the world’s fastest fuel cell vehicle

IMPERIAL COLLEGE, UK - An ambitious undergraduate program to build experimental fuel cell race cars for a variety of competitions


BOURNEMOUTH, UK - Research into the physical burden experienced by drivers and co-drivers in top-level motorsport


I REMEMBER - F1 design legend Gordon Murray recalls building his first race car and engine as a student in South Africa
 

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In this Issue - September 2009

The September-October 2009 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

COVER STORY - INTERVIEW: SIMON LONG, ISC - The CEO of World Rally’s new promoter shares his vision for the future


COVER STORY  - The development of the all-new M-Sport Ford Fiesta R2. By Bunny Richards


COVER STORY -  MML SPORTS - Keith Read discovers how the company is carving a niche in rally preparation


COVER STORY - INTERVIEW: PETTER SOLBERG - The former World Rally Champion talks about starting his own WRC team


INTERVIEW: ALEXIS RATEAU, CL BRAKES - The Frenchman speaks to Karl Vadaszffy about a new product for the 2010 season


DYNAMOMETERS: How dynos are being put to work, from IndyCars to national one-make series


MINISTER-POWER - The preparation specialist tells PMW of plans to expand its areas of business


IN-CAR SAFETY - Charles Armstrong-Wilson gets the lowdown on the technology in Felipe Massa’s helmet


PROFESSIONAL MOTORSPORT WORLD EXPO 2009 - A 10-page preview of the Cologne event, featuring new cars and technologies, Awards, workshops, exhibitor news and interviews – and Citroën 2CV racing!

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In this Issue - July - August 2009

The July-August 2009 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover Story: How to win a 24-hour race - Expert team managers from race-winning squads share some of the secrets of their success in classic around-the-clock events

Interview: TIM CINDRIC, PENSKE RACING - In a PMW exclusive, Jim McCraw talks to the president of one of the world’s greatest race teams and 2009’s Indy 500 winners

Interview: GERHARD SPITZ, AXON SYSTEMS - Discussing the future of torque and temperature measurement systems

Feature: RAPID PROTOTYPING - Keith Read speaks to teams and suppliers about a constantly evolving technology


Feature: BLOODHOUND SSC - An insider’s perspective on the dynamics of the land speed challenger. By David Crolla

Feature: METALS - Jonathan Lawson discovers how the likes of iron, steel and aluminum alloy are still being improved for motorsport applications


 

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In this Issue - March-June 2009

The March-June 2009 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

COVER STORY: Kers in Formula 1 - As Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems finally make their F1 bow, Mike Gascoyne explores the engineering- and sporting challenges

 

INTERVIEWS

 

STEVE WESOLOSKI, GM RACING - PMW talks about the future of GTs with the engineer who heads up Corvette Racing

STUART PARKER, TEAM PARKER RACING - The team boss reveals his plans for the 2009 Carrera Cup GB to Bunny Richards

MICHAEL GAMPFER, CARBO TECH - The marketing director discusses the latest developments in carbon-fiber technology

 

FEATURES

 

TRACK TESTING ALTERNATIVES - Charles Armstrong-Wilson investigates ways to improve performance without spending expensive time at the track

LOGISTICS - Moving equipment and personnel on long, cross-country events. By Dean Slavnich

SEAT WTCC - Two SEAT Sport engineers share secrets of the team’s World Touring Car success

BANKS SIDEWINDER - Proving sea-bound diesel technology on the quarter-mile. Mike Magda reports

 

REGULARS


DAVID TREMAYNE - Tremayne assesses how Formula Two shapes up against other feeder series

BURNING ISSUE - Graham Heeps uncovers the 400bhp engine for the new FIA F2 championship

CARBON COPY - Alpina’s B6 GT3 will join the field in 2009

SERIES FOCUS: CLIO CUP - Graham Read looks into Renault racing

BUSINESS UPDATE - The American Touring Car championship wants to introduce interstate competition

TRACK TEST - PMW samples a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

HAVE YOU MET? - Philippe Gurdjian, CEO of Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management

I REMEMBER...
...spinning and winning the Indy 500

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