Neel Savla

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Formula 1 to toughen pit stop rules from Singapore Grand Prix

Safety concerns send the FIA into action.<p>Formula 1 teams will be required to fit improved wheel retention systems from the Singapore Grand Prix in a bid to improve pit lane safety, AUTOSPORT has learned.<p>Amid an increased focus on pitstop safety after an FOM cameraman was injured when he was hit by …

ZF Jointly Developing Energy-Recovery Suspension System

ZF has entered into a partnership with Massachusetts-based Levant Power to build the world’s “first fully active suspension system with energy-recovery function,” called GenShock. The news was brought to our attention earlier today when <i>Autoblog</i> first reported the story. Levant has spent the past …

Drive the Corvette Stingray in the wrong way, and it'll return 30 mpg

Who cares about fuel economy in a sports car? When less fuel means more tires and track time, maybe we all should.<p>Unless you're a hypermiler or a tree hugger, it's hard to get excited about fuel economy figures. Particularly when they relate to humdrum commuter cars and hybrids. But when we're …

Anatomy of a high-speed car crash

Why bad things happen when you leave the road.<p>A lot of controversy surrounds the fatal car crash of reporter Michael Hastings. There's no accident report yet; no toxicology report, either. That might take months, as high-profile cases like this often involve a lot of lawyers. Even when there's less …

Fantasy Champ: a quick primer to fantasy racing

Fantasy racing provides real-world thrills. Here's how to get started.<p><b>5.3 MILLION +</b><p>This country now supports a full-scale sports industrial complex, with millions of amateur participants in thousands of leagues; billions of dollars in professional contracts; and broadcasting, merchandising, and …

How much does it cost to test in a Formula 1 car?

Let's just say it helps to have an uncle in the business.<p>How much does a seat for the upcoming F1 rookie test cost?<p>Japanese driver Kimiya Sato handed Sauber F1 something in the neighborhood of $320,000 to share the car with regular test driver Robin Frijns for the three-day period. Sauber, widely …

Engine Intel: How turbos and superchargers work

To get both fuel economy and horsepower, automakers are increasingly turning to forced induction.<p>Big engines provide a satisfying surge, but most of the time we're using only a fraction of an engine's maximum power. To increase fuel economy, automakers are rapidly employing smaller engines—both in …

Pirelli "Clutching at Straws" to Explain Formula 1 Tire Failures

Pirelli’s tenure as tire supplier for the Formula 1 world championship could charitably be described as rocky, and that was even <i>before</i> the 2013 season started. The tire maker came on board in 2011 with just one primary instruction from the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA): provide …