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5 Sep 2014

Williams arrive in Monza knowing they already have quite a 'slippy' car having chosen a more efficient design than some of their counterparts this year (Sacrificing peak downforce).  However Monza offers the teams a challenge like no other circuit and so the team arrive with a minor adjustment to their front wing.
The upper most flap of the stack has been cut back, reducing the net downforce the wing will produce, but still provide the innermost edge that assists in generating the Y250 vortex.  The shorter chord of the upper flap will of course affect flow longitudinally, affecting things like tyre wake and flow around the sidepods.  All of which should give a small decrease in drag.
Note: The drivers opted for the fuller (regular) flaps for qualifying/race day



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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