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Overview of Gearbox Development for Formula One

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review F1 Special (The third Era Activities)

Summary

In the racing world, the transmission is ordinarily referred to as the gearbox. Honda first tried developing an Formula One racing gearbox with its third-era Formula One activities. To do this, it was necessary not only to develop the technology, but also to solve several problems, including production, supply and operation. This article recounts how Honda overcame these problems to bring a number of technological firsts to the racing world and gives an overview of the advancement of Formula One gearbox technology.

Reference

(1) Mano, A.: Development of Gearbox Technology for Formula 1, Journal of Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Vol. 59, No. 9, p. 8-11 (2005)
(2) McBeath, S.: F1 transmission trends, Racecar Engineering, p. 34-42 (2005)

Author (organization or company)

Atsushi MANO(Automobile R&D Center)

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