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Photos of how F1 & car geaboxes work

By Eli (aka KineticKid)
May 8 2008

Over the past few seasons, the design of F1 gearboxes, and particularly the method by which gear selection takes place, have become dutifully protected team secrets. An area which has relied on rather traditional transmission concepts for several years has been the subject of re-design in the attempt to acheive what has been dubbed seamless shifts. Find here a gallery of photos about it:

 an F1 gearbox from 5 years ago:


 the zeroshift hub:


 selector drum of sequential box:


 a VW/Audi DSG:


 the '93 Williams Weismann quickshift:



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