Aluminium in Formula 1 race cars

Because of the need to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle, more and more car parts are being made from aluminium: engine radiators, wheels, bumpers, suspension parts, engine cylinder blocks, transmission bodies but also hoods, doors and frame. Since the 1970s the share of aluminium in the overall weight of a car has been constantly on the increase: from 35 kg in the 1970s to today’s 152 kg. Experts project that by 2025 average aluminium content in a car will reach 250 kg. In particular, Aluminium is playing an ever more important role in Formula 1 race cars because, under the new 2015 requirements, a Formula 1 race car must weigh at least 702 kilograms. So, while the outer surface of the body is made from fibre plastic, all the internal components and parts are made from aluminium alloys. In the processing of aluminium for the automotive industry, Viganò International ensures the highest levels of quality. On the web site you can read all the information about the company’s coil processing equipment.


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