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CONTENTS JULY 2012 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 7 COVER STORY


8 LMP1 analysis Sportscar teams have had to adapt to new aero regulations ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours. We look at the contenders


COLUMNS


5 Ricardo Divila Our man considers the law of unintended consequences


7 Paul Weighell Laying out the F1 ladder ahead of the proposed flotation


FEATURES


15 Le Mans runners and riders Audi and Toyota will grab the headlines, but the others have been hard at work, too


20 Formula 1 on a budget, part 1 Amidst the wealth of Formula 1 at Monaco, we talk to HRT, a team with a miniscule budget playing with the big boys


24 Formula 1 on a budget, part 2 If you don’t have the money to buy an historic Formula 1 car, build your own with parts from eBay…


28 Future technology How tablet computing and the innovative software designed around them is delivering advantages on the racetrack


36 WM Project 400 In 1988, Roger Dorchy became the first man to break the 400km/h barrier at Le Mans


TECHNICAL


43 The Consultant Re-considering anti-dive in Formula 1


47 Databytes The computers in the garage


51 Aerobytes New series evaluating Dallara’s F312 Formula 3 car


54 Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 A detailed look at the latest specification LMP hybrid


65 Peugeot 208 R2 French manufacturer’s newest rally car (pictured)


67 Blown floors The benefits of utilising the exhaust gases on an LMP


75 Danny Nowlan Is all-wheel drive really worth it in LMP1 racing?


80 Technical Update Audi and Toyota introduce their latest updates


BUSINESS NEWS


84 Industry news Lola goes into administration; racecars are hot property; Russian Grand Prix under threat


90 Racecar people Paul Drayson explains an electric future


95 New products 98 Bump stop


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