Cars and Automotive Design

Created by Yohann Panthakee on 12 April, 2018

Hi everyone,

I have been looking into how F1 gearboxes work and what components are required. However I have come across an area which i am unsure whats the purpose of it.

I was following how the power is transmitted through the transmission to the differential and I understand all about final drive ratio in vehicles however I was wondering why there is Epicyclic gearing inside the differential.

Could anyone please exlplain it to me.