The Impact of Altitude on F1 Car Performance

Some effects of lower air pressure are obvious, but did you consider the reduced cooling capacity of heat exchangers?

DN Staff

November 8, 2023

High altitude in Mexico City = thinner air.

Does this impact how a Formula 1 car performs and operates?

Yes, it certainly does. Riccardo Musconi, Head of Trackside Performance for Mercedes-AMG F1 explains why.

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