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22 May 2013

A selection of the best technical images from Monaco on Wednesday courtesy of Sutton Images

 Ferrari F138 - Sidepod Airflow Conditioner and plethora of Vortex Generators at the front of the floor also note the lip at the base of the Bargeboard (White Element)

Ferrari F138 - Under chassis, 3 Element Turning Vanes

Ferrari F138 - Floor ahead of the rear wheel, only the length of the Sidepods bodywork has changed specification in this image

Ferrari F138 - Splitter (T-Tray / Bib)

Ferrari F138 - Monkey Seat, an elegant new design that is more than likely Monaco specific

Ferrari F138 - Rear Wing

Ferrari F138 - These small cooling gills are placed in the legality zone under the Sidepod and not only aid in cooling but have an aerodynamic knock on of keeping the airflow attached around the Sidepod toward the Coke Bottle region

Ferrari F138 - Exhaust/Sidepod Bodywork, the hole opened up next to the exhaust channel is done so for cooling but due to the slow speed corners of Monaco, dispensing airflow here also aids in directing the exhaust plume.  (Difficult angle to be certain but it appears this is the Exhaust solution Felipe tested in FP1 at

Ferrari F138 - Twin Sidepod Airflow Conditioner

Sauber C32 - Front Wing

Marussia MR-02 - Front Wing

Mercedes W04 - During Build Up

Caterham CT-03 Front Wing / Nose

Williams FW35 - New Front Wing (Notice the outer section of the Large Cascade has been split into 3

Williams FW35 - Close up of the Cascade mentioned above

Force India VJM06 - Front Wing Endplate

Red Bull RB9 - New Rear Wing, note the new hole in the leading edge of the Endplate (Already utilised by McLaren, Williams, Force India, Toro Rosso & Marussia.

Red Bull RB9 - As above (different angle)

Ferrari - Front Wing detail

More Images will be added to the gallery as they become available


  1. F1 is a beautiful thing. Great pictures, as always.

  2. and they dare call NASA space age!??!!

  3. In picture 3, can you not put holes or invert the floor the other side of the vortex ? to get the exhaust flow to go between tyre and floor ?


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