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06 June 2006, 08:29 PM

i am looking for formula 1 blueprints F1 to model one of those fast cars. ;)

I am especially interested in the Toyota F1 car, but would not mind to start with another one and then modify it.

So, if anyone has a blueprint or a link to a blueprint of the Toyota F1 car or another F1 car and does not mind sharing it with us, please post it here.

Many thanks for your help.


06 June 2006, 08:31 PM
I start with a blueprint for the McLaren F1. A small one with not sufficient quality.

Otherwise a good source for blueprints:

06 June 2006, 06:48 AM
Hi! It's almost impossible to find a good blueprint of an F1 car. I bought a plastic modell of a Ferrari F2003-GA, and used it's blueprints for reference, and made the modifications by reference photos. (If you want to get this scanned blueprint, please let me know, and I will send you somewhere in the near future.) You could find good informations in the official technical regulations ( (

06 June 2006, 08:04 AM
Did you tried here (

07 July 2006, 07:30 PM
Hi! It's almost impossible to find a good blueprint of an F1 car.
This is probably because the cars change every other weekend. Anyone who caught Magny Cours this weekend can attest to that having seen the BMW's atrocious fins. If you want some nice details and the occassional cutaway go to the tech section of (


07 July 2006, 10:32 AM
Hi! It's almost impossible to find a good blueprint of an F1 car.

Well, you know how much teams like to copy other ideas of other teams. A good example is ferrari's F2003GA shark gills on the sidepod, every team has them now everywhere. The doubledecker wing of Renault introduced in Imola 2005 (if i'm not mistaken) has been on almost all cars last year, except McLaren didn't have them last year, they were quick enough without :D ...or any other wings on the nose. Not to mention the McLaren Mp4-20/21's viking horn that's now on the BMW aswell.

As far as i know there aren't real blueprints of an F1 car outside the teams. The ones you can find on the internet are overdrawn images, and are not really accruate ;)

07 July 2006, 10:42 AM
Yes, you right. I think the teams handle these kinda datas as a secret. Business intelligence is a part of the modern racing sport as well.

09 September 2006, 02:43 PM
I don't agree entirely. Teams do copy after every race, but if you just copy, you are always one step behind. The whole car is very complex regarding aerodynamics. Things that work for one car, doesn't mean it works for another team's car. and you can't change the main body so quickly. I guess it wouldn't be a problem to publish blueprints (no detailed ones of course) from old cars, but it is probably to much work for nothing.

I made some pictures from my Toyota TF105 Model. If someone wants it, pls send me a PM.

09 September 2006, 09:11 PM
There are NO blueprints ... Some technical Data of the Fw27 2005 Williams BMW:

See below :

All facts are interesting BUT not all facts can be used in F1C

1Tb of data has been used to design the FW27a. That's almost equivalent to 70,000 volume's of the encyclopedia Britannica. Each modeling program has half a billion points of information.

250,000 man hours of design time has been spent on the FW27a and a further 250,000 man hours in fabrication and build.

4,500 production drawings have been produced in the design of the chassis, End to end these drawings would stretch for 5,350Km with a further 4,000 expected to be produced for the entire cycle of the FW27 and by the end of the season drawings would span from London to Buenos Aires.

Now for the performance related stuff:
- Min. weight in race trim is 600Kg and these cars typically carry 50-70Kg of ballast.
The metal Tungsten is used as ballast for it's size to weight ratio.
- From a standing start 0-200Km/h takes approximately 5 seconds.
- Deceleration forces on board will reach 5g.
- Brake temps to generate 5g deceleration will reach 600 DegC in 1 second.
- At 250Km/h the downforce acting on the car will exceed 1,500Kg.
- The new BMW P84/5 engine alone contains 5,000 individual components and takes 100 man hours to build.
- The BMW exhaust gas temps reach 950 DegC.
- Maximum piston acceleration is 10,000g
- Peak piston speed is 40m per second
- The complete engine weighs less than 90Kg.
- Historically, BMW have produced 200 engines per season.
- Carbon fibre clutch diameter is 100mm.

For each second @19,000 RPM the BMW engine has:
- 316.7 Crankshaft revolutions.
- 1,583.3 Ignition sparks.
- 9,500 Electronic engine speed measurements.
- 550 Litres of air drawn in.

Around Albert Park on a typical lap there's:
- 56 Gear changes, That's 3248 shifts per race.
- 10 Brake applications per lap, That's 580 per race.
- 3.4 Litres of fuel used per lap, That's around 200 litres for the 300Km event.

@ Atomicdog: Why do you want "blueprints" of our Tf106?

09 September 2006, 10:17 AM
I would like to model a tf105 or tf106 and screenshots from an already modeled car would be like a blueprint. My pictures from the small car model i have taken have an angel and therefore the pictures make it a bit difficult to use it as concept drawing in a modeling software. I'm a beginner and an accurate drawing, where all three views (front, top, side) align with each other, would just help me to start with the modeling. I already modeled a street car and would really like to model the toyota f1 car.

Would it be possible?

09 September 2006, 09:07 AM
best site i know (

take a look

09 September 2006, 02:12 PM

well as you know bukoba and myself are f1 3d modellers. i guess what i can tell ya is that all cars are setup differenty to tackle the challenges that each track has to offer. the changes are mainly minor stuff eg. parts to improve the aerodynamics. If you are keen to work on the toyota f1. my best guess is to do a google search for the toyota f1 website and i guess this would be a good starting point. thats what i did with the jaguar f1 before the team extinction.
and collect as many photos of your car for references...lots of google search.. from my past experience.. finding reference images took up majority of my time.

good luck

01 January 2007, 07:56 PM
I think the best way to model a F1 car is to have one of those mini champs scale models, that way you just get a ruler and you have every measurement of the car you could want, then just scale it up.

09 September 2007, 03:51 PM
I have found this: think its helpful

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