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Further technical developments in F1 from the pit lane

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Soil AlphaTauri AT03

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AlphaTauri chose to have an edge wing in the forward part of the floor, with the wing mounted astride a cutout.


AlphaTauri AT03 front fender detail

AlphaTauri AT03 front fender detail

The AT03’s front wing endplate has a few interesting features, including both bluff and outward facing flap transitions and the lower position of the IR camera (compared to most of its rivals) .


Aston Martin AMR22 front wing

Aston Martin AMR22 front wing

An unusual view of the Aston Martin front wing, which is not only detached from the nose, allowing us to see some of the ironwork used to connect it, but also missing the upper flaps.


Aston Martin AMR22 front wing

Aston Martin AMR22 front wing

Here is the front fender with the nose now attached, which has the upper flap sections that are stationary attached to the side of the nose and endplate.


Aston Martin AMR22 front wing

Aston Martin AMR22 front wing

Here one of Aston Martin’s mechanics builds the wing and adds the upper flaps.


Garage Aston Martin AMR22

Garage Aston Martin AMR22

Inside the garage the AMR22 is fitted with the lower downforce spoon shaped rear wing and note that the floor is fitted with edge mounted ride height sensors so data can be collected during free practice.


Technical details of the Aston Martin AMR22

Technical details of the Aston Martin AMR22

You might need to take a second look at this one to realize what you’re looking at: it’s the rear part of the AMR22’s engine cover body and shows the height and width of the top cooling outlet.


Williams FW44 front fender

Williams FW44 front fender

The front wing and noses of the Williams FW44 are stacked outside the garage so they can be more easily handled by the mechanics.


Alfa Romeo C42 front wing

Alfa Romeo C42 front wing

It’s a similar tactic for Alfa Romeo but, while Williams has been making headlines for stripping paint on the car to save weight, you’ll notice the C42’s front wing has also been stripped down as much as possible.


Alfa Romeo C42 Garage

Alfa Romeo C42 Garage

This photo of the C42 as prepared has many details we can engage with including the low downforce rear wing, a view of the front of the steering wheel and the front and rear brake assemblies without the drum attached.


Haas VF-22 Garage

Haas VF-22 Garage

A similar photo of the Haas VF-22 lets us see some of the details that might otherwise be hidden. Note how he cut off a section of the trailing edge of the upper rear wing flap to reduce drag. Haas also added a Gurney flap to the trailing edge to help balance the car.


Haas VF22 rear fender

Haas VF22 rear fender

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

A close up of the upper flap cut on the rear wing of the Haas VF-22.


Alfa Romeo C42 front brake

Alfa Romeo C42 front brake

A close-up of the Alfa Romeo C42 front brake assembly without the drum attached reveals more details of the inner brake disc shroud, which helps regulate temperatures and airflow.


Alfa Romeo C42 rear wing

Alfa Romeo C42 rear wing

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

It’s a very smooth transition from the flat inner section of the C42’s rear wing to the arc of the endplate as the team looks to find the right balance between downforce and drag. Also note the teardrop flap pivot, which is angled for better flow management and has a split line inside when the DRS is deployed and the wing opens.


Ferrari F1-75 rear wing detail

Ferrari F1-75 rear wing detail

A nice view of the rear of the Ferrari F1-75, including the diffuser, beam wing, rear brake duct fin cutouts and spoon-shaped rear wing.


Ferrari F1-75 side

Ferrari F1-75 side

A close up of the F1-75’s enlarged outer floor strake, which was added a few races ago, the inner strake that sits above the leading edge of the floor and the bib fin.


Floor Ferrari F1-75

Floor Ferrari F1-75

A close up of the tab section hanging on the floor of the F1-75.


Ferrari F1-75 rear wing detail

Ferrari F1-75 rear wing detail

A close up of the DRS actuator and nacelle fairing on the rear wing of the F1-75.


Ferrari F1-75 front wing

Ferrari F1-75 front wing

As Ferrari mechanics prepare for pit stop testing, we get a brief glimpse under the F1-75’s nose and wing.


Ferrari F1-75 halo

Ferrari F1-75 halo

A close up of the halo fairing on the Ferrari F1-75 which you will notice has fins mounted at the top.


McLaren MCL36 rear wing

McLaren MCL36 rear wing

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

At the rear of the McLaren MCL36, the wing does not yet have a Gurney flap on the trailing edge, although it can be added if it needs to find additional balance.

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