Latest F1 technical developments straight from the pit lane

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Detail Red Bull Racing RB16B

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Red Bull introduced a new diffuser design for the Monaco Grand Prix with a serrated trailing edge on the Gurney-type flaps that surround the diffuser. He raised the bar for the Styrian GP, ​​adding serrations all around those shutters.

Detail Red Bull Racing RB16B

Detail Red Bull Racing RB16B

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A wider view of the new serrated Gurney-style flaps that wrap around the diffuser of the RB16B.

Detail of the Aston Martin AMR21

Detail of the Aston Martin AMR21

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A close-up of the group of spoilers and the array of pontoon spoilers on the Aston Martin AMR21.

Detail of the Aston Martin AMR21

Detail of the Aston Martin AMR21

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A close-up of the forward-most section of the bargeboard group on the AMR21 shows how the footrest is divided into several segments, while a fin group is mounted at the top to help redirect the air flow.

Detail of the Aston Martin AMR21

Detail of the Aston Martin AMR21

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A more extreme close-up of the pontoon baffle array on the AMR21 which uses the Venetian blind-like structure first introduced by Haas with a collection of curved shutters on the edge of the floor.

Detail of the Aston Martin AMR21

Detail of the Aston Martin AMR21

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A close up of the two vertical elements above the ground ax head of the AMR21, also note the scale elements on the main barge element behind.

Detail of the Aston Martin AMR21

Detail of the Aston Martin AMR21

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A high downforce rear spoiler and dual T-Wing element on the Aston Martin AMR21. Also note the curvature of the upper front corner of the end plate, which allows it to accommodate an upward strike in the cavity created on the outer surface.

Detail of the Aston Martin AMR21

Detail of the Aston Martin AMR21

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The inlets on the nose / cape side of the AMR21 feed the “S” duct housed in the assembly.

Detail of the Aston Martin AMR21

Detail of the Aston Martin AMR21

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Aston is using more cooling openings along the cockpit in Austria to help combat the effects of altitude. Note the arrangement of the double ailerons on either side of the halo which replaced their boomerang winglets in Baku.

Detail of the Mercedes W12 front brake duct

Detail of the Mercedes W12 front brake duct

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The layout of the Mercedes W12 front brake ducts with various channels to channel the air collected at the inlet, through the assembly and out of the rim.

Ferrari SF21 front brake line detail

Ferrari SF21 front brake line detail

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In comparison, we have the Ferrari SF21’s front brake duct design, which also seeks to add aerodynamic assistance, just in a slightly different way.

Mercedes W12 detail

Mercedes W12 detail

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A look under the hoods of the W12 to see the power unit and auxiliaries. Also note that the dual-post, multi-T-element rear spoiler has been installed.

Williams FW43B rear detail

Williams FW43B rear detail

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The outside corner of the Williams FW43B diffuser was improved in the last Grand Prix and now features a shorter strake in the outer section than before.

Detail of the Williams FW43B

Detail of the Williams FW43B

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A larger view of the Williams FW43B diffuser assembly which has been updated in France.

Williams FW43B rear detail

Williams FW43B rear detail

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Lots of details to capture from this photo of the rear of the Williams FW43B, such as the shotgun dump valve piping, the triple stack of mini-fins on either side of the crash structure, and the strakes flared outward at the lower end of the rear fender end plates.

Detail of the AlphaTauri AT02

Detail of the AlphaTauri AT02

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The AlphaTauri exhaust arrangement locates the relief valve piping under the upper wishbones, much like Red Bull has done in the past.

AlphaTauri AT02 rear detail

AlphaTauri AT02 rear detail

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Under the relief valve piping, Alpha Tauri has a pair of fins that curve downward.

Detail of the AlphaTauri AT02

Detail of the AlphaTauri AT02

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A close-up of the six angled fins added to the AlphaTauri AT02’s aero arsenal at the start of the season.

Mercedes W12 rear wing detail

Mercedes W12 rear wing detail

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Mercedes W12’s rear fender end plate: Nothing new here, but nice to look at the various details the team used to help manipulate airflow.

Ferrari SF21 front wing detail

Ferrari SF21 front wing detail

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Ferrari updated the front wing for the French GP, with a new wider arch used to define the footrest, while a shorter chorded top flap was also deployed and appears to be programmed again for be used in Austria.

Aston Martin AMR21 front wing detail

Aston Martin AMR21 front wing detail

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Aston Martin’s front wing detached from the nose shows how slightly flared the wing pillars are. Also note the metal inserts on the wing around the deck supports and the strakes, which serve to prevent the wing from sagging too much.

Alpine A521 from Esteban Ocon, front detail

Alpine A521 from Esteban Ocon, front detail

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A close-up of the front of the Alpine A521, giving us a good view of the suspension and interior steering assembly. You will notice that this is Esteban Ocon’s car, which has a third shock absorber that is different from that of his teammate Fernando Alonso.

Alpine A521 by Fernando Alonso, front detail

Alpine A521 by Fernando Alonso, front detail

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Alonso’s car for comparison, note the different layout of the Belleville springs and chocks, while the main body is also slightly different, as both drivers are clearly looking for something different from their car’s handling. Also note the two ducts at the bottom for the cooling of the conductor.

Ferrari SF21 rear wing detail

Ferrari SF21 rear wing detail

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The rear part of the lower end of the rear wing of the Ferrari SF21 was cut for the French GP and appeared in the same configuration for the Styrian GP.

Detail of the Aston Marin AMR21 wheel

Detail of the Aston Marin AMR21 wheel

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The rear wheel of the Aston Martin AMR21, note the knurled finish on the face of the rim, which helps manage tire temperatures.

Red Bull Racing RB16B rear wing detail

Red Bull Racing RB16B rear wing detail

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Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Red Bull initially implemented a higher downforce set for the Styrian GP with more complex endplates and more substantial spoon-shaped wing elements. Also note the ribbed rims on the rear wheels.

Detail Red Bull Racing RB16B

Detail Red Bull Racing RB16B

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A close up of the rear wing support pillar which is merged with the DRS actuator pod on the Red Bull RB16B.

Detail Red Bull Racing RB16B

Detail Red Bull Racing RB16B

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The more complex rear wing endplate design returns for Red Bull this weekend as it plans to run with more downforce and needs to impact the peak vortex that is created and with it proportionally. more drag.


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