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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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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.


3 Oct 2014

Toro Rosso are continuing their development having arrived at Suzuka with a new nose, having followed their Red Bull counterpart in terms of the new design.  Utilising a wedge & keel design that circumvents the dimensional requirements set out for the nose tip, the idea is to allow a better quality of airflow under the nose, which will of course increase the quality of flow rearward, toward the splitter and sidepod undercuts, improving flow to the rear of the car.

The front face of the nose tip will create a high pressure zone, allowing the airflow to accelerate around it into the swept back keel section as it looks for the lower pressure.

Like their big brother Red Bull, the team have also incorporated a U shaped cooling slot in the front face of the nose tip, whilst I don't have full evidence yet they may have also incorporated an 'S' duct, taking air from underneath the nose and assisting flow on the top surface.
Above: As a comparison here is Max Verstappen's maiden FP session using the older specification nose

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