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5 Sep 2014

Toro Rosso arrive in Monza making some light revisions to the STR9 in order to further reduce drag, as their package is already relatively quick in a straight line, so it's no wonder they aren't introducing radical updates.

The team return to a front wing design last used in Austria, featuring a larger cascade element.  Where it does differ in design however is the upper flap, which has been reduced in height (marked in yellow).  This reduction in flap area will of course come at the loss of some downforce but this will also reduce the drag created too.
At the rear of the car the team have decided to abandon the use of endplate strakes, which will undoubtedly have an effect on the airflow structures work(ed) around it.  The net gain will be a reduction in drag, however it will come at the loss of some downforce/balance.



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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