Coastdown testing is a proven method for the determination of vehicle drag coefficients for
road cars whilst the vehicle is in its normal operating environment. A method of achieving
this has been successfully developed at Loughborough University of Technology over the
past few years. This study is concerned with the adaptation of the technique to the specific
application of a contemporary Formula One racing car, this work was undertaken in
conjunction with the Benetton Formula One racing team. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.