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22 Aug 2014

The last stop before the summer break being Hungary meant the team bolting on as much downforce as possible but the return to racing at Spa offers a new challenge.  The 7km circuit has some of the longest straights on the calender but also has its fair share of complex corners, making it a challenging place for the teams to get their aerodynamic packages right.  Rather than produce a race specific rear wing the team have returned to a specification last used in Montreal.

The wing features a much lower angle of attack than usually utilised with just two *louvres placed in either endplate. 

*Louves are used to reduce tip vortices (which of course there are less of when less AoA is run)
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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 Motorsport.com 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.

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