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9 May 2014

A selection of the best technical images from Thursdays preparations in Barcelona ahead of the GP courtesy of Sutton Images

Sauber C33 - New Front Wing, new outwardly pointed cascades and additional endplate canard compared with the old wing below

Lotus E22 - Front wing and nose, note the snowplough between the nose prongs

Ferrari F14T - New rear wing support pylon, now one central support rather than two (not mounted on both cars yet)

Ferrari F14T Front Wing from behind

Lotus E22 - Under chassis turning vanes

Red Bull RB10 - New rear wing endplates featuring conventional pressure louvres rather than the slots behind the planes

Toro Rosso STR9 with the floor off

Caterham CT05 - Front Wing

Williams FW36 - Front Wing

Williams FW36 - Front Wing 

Toro Rosso STR9 - Rear Wing, note the centralised curvature of the upper flap and extended Gurney flap

Ferrari F14T - Brake assembly, note this one has the end cap on the spindle and so is not using the blown effect

 Mercedes WO5 - Front Brake duct detail

Ferrari F14T - Front Brake assembly, note the uncapped spindle on this arrangement pointing at the use of blowing

 Sauber C33 - New Front Wing, note the endplate canard

 Williams FW36 - Front Brake assembly

Caterham CT05 - Front Wing detail

Sauber C33 - Rear Wing detail, note how critical weight saving has become with the team choosing not to paint the mainplane/upper flap
Sauber C33 - Front Brake assembly

 Sauber C33 - Under chassis turning vanes

 Force India VJM07 - Front Wing detail from behind

Williams FW36 - Cockpit fins, also note the wing mirrors are no longer mounted on the vertical vortex generator extensions

Sauber C33 - Rear floor detail

Sauber C33 - Front of floor detail, note the 2 additional fins that extrude from the bargeboard that will generate vortices 

Sauber C33 Splitter arrangement, interesting curvature around the stay


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.

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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