Race Car Design

by Derek Seward

About this book

Based on the principles of engineering science, physics and mathematics, but assuming only an elementary understanding of these, Race Car Design masterfully explains the theory and practice of the subject.

Bringing together key topics, including the chassis frame, tyres, suspension, steering and brakes, this is the first text to cover all the essential elements of design in one student-friendly textbook.

Race Car Design:
  • Features a wealth of illustrations, including a full-colour plate section
  • Demonstrates the important role of computer tools
  • Uses dozens of clear examples and calculations to illustrate both theory and practical applications
  • Is written by an experienced author, known for his engaging and accessible style

​This book is an ideal accompaniment for motorsport engineering students and is the best possible resource for those involved in Formula Student/FSAE. It is also a valuable guide for practising car designers and enthusiasts.