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5 Jul 2013

A selection of the best technical images from Friday's action at the Nurburgring courtesy of Sutton Images

Ferrari F138 - Great detailed shot of the car on the low loader after Alonso's ECU problems in FP1
Ferrari F138 - Great detailed shot of the car on the low loader after Alonso's ECU problems in FP1
Ferrari F138 - Pitot Tube array ahead of the Sidepod to assess the airflow in that region

Lotus E21 DRD (Drag Reduction Device) As we can see from the magnified image although installed a plug was placed in the end of the Periscope to stop it operating

Lotus E21 DRD (Drag Reduction Device) - The outlet at the base of the Periscope shown magnified here is new for the 2013 spec and is likely used to aid in bleeding off airflow

  Ferrari F138 - the rear of the Front Wing during a pit stop practice

Red Bull RB9 - Adrian Newey inspects the area around the rear brake drum, Rear Wing Endplate and Diffuser footplate to assess what the Flo-Viz shows has changed in terms of flow structure with the rear tyres introduced in Germany


Red Bull RB9 - Flo Viz applied in between the Floor Strakes used to guide the airflow coming around the Sidepod that converges with the Exhaust Plume and helps to seal the Diffuser


Whilst I'm trying to keep atop of the blog you may have noticed of late that there is less content appearing. For those of you that haven't realised, most of my work has now been moved over to where I'm working with Giorgio Piola.

I'm still doing the technical image gallery for each GP with the continued support of friend of the site Sutton Images. However, as always my time is limited and so this might not be updated as quickly as it once was, so keep checking back.

As some of you may have found out already I'm also working with the Missed Apex crew on their podcast from time-to-time, either doing race reviews or dedicated 'Tech Time' shows.

I've embedded the latest version of the podcast below and will update this a frequently as I appear. However, please head over to Itunes if you want it to appear in your player when episodes are available. The show is great to work on and has a great lineup of 'regulars' but has also enticed some bigger names recently too, with Will Buxton and Bradley Philpot on shows during the summer break.

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