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31 May 2015

McLaren, Lotus and Toro Rosso have all introduced splitters with fences added to the upper, outboard leading edge.  McLaren (above) introduced their fences (marked in yellow) as far back as Malaysia, whilst Toro Rosso updated theirs to three piece elements in Spain and Lotus introduced singular fences in Monaco.
 Above: The 3 element splitter fences used on the Toro Rosso STR10 (image: Giorgio Piola)
 Above: Lotus E23 in Monaco

These airflow conditioning devices have a wing shaped profile, which will create a pressure gradient/vortex that enhances the flow structure moving around the sidepods undercut.


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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