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10 Jul 2014


At the post Silverstone GP test Mercedes introduced a new Y100 Winglet (Monkey Seat) significantly reducing the appendage that usually surrounds the exhaust (inset). The newer winglet is most likely a development that the team will use on lower downforce configuration circuits coming up, the likes of Monza and Spa, with both still needing decent levels of downforce and balance for the low-mid speed corners whilst reducing drag is essential for the long straights.



The lower downforce/drag configuration Y100 Winglet was also trialled in tandem with a cut down version of the rear wings top flap, with around 30mm lopped off the top of the flap, along with the gurney trim that usually runs along it's top edge.  This will further reduce drag at the cost of downforce.
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  1. @somersf1 with it being set so high will there be any benefit for the exhaust, or is it actually redirecting flow from the body work? It may be the angle of the photo but also looks like it's positioned further back, away for the exhaust.

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