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18 Jun 2015

A selection of the best technical images from Spielberg courtesy of Sutton Images
Force India VJM08 front wing detail from behind
Toro Rosso front wing / nose detail
Force India VJM08 front wing detail from behind
Ferrari SF15-T front wing detail
Lotus E23 chassis detail
Sauber C34 front wing detail
Manor MR03B front wing detail
Red Bull RB11 Sidepod detail, note the curvature of the sidepods upper surface that was changed for Canada
Ferrari SF15-T front wing detail
Williams FW37 rear brake duct / floor detail
Williams FW37 front brake duct detail
Mercedes W06 chassis detail
McLaren MP4-30 front brake duct detail
Lotus E23 front brake duct detail
Mercedes W06 front brake duct detail

Red Bull RB11 sidepod detail, new sidepod curvature (for Canada) marked in yellow
Lotus E23 front wing detail
 Williams FW37 splitter detail
 Ferrari SF15-T chassis detail
 Ferrar SF15-T forward turning vanes mounted to the nose
 McLaren MP4-30 chassis detail
 Lotus E23 front brake duct
 Lotus E23 front wing
 Lotus E23 front wing (note the curvature of the flaps midway along their length, whilst the metal stays were added to the end of the flaps in Canada owing to the new deflection test)
 Lotus E23 airbox detail
 Lotus E23 front wing endplate detail
 Lotus E23 rear wing assembley
 Toro Rosso STR10 front wing, note additional supports added between the flaps in Canada due to the new FIA defelection test
Toro Rosso STR10 low downforce rear wing
McLaren MP4-30 new 'shorter' nose as mounted on Alonso's car
McLaren MP4-30 new 'shorter' nose as mounted on Alonso's car
McLaren MP4-30 new 'shorter' nose as mounted on Alonso's car
Force India VJM08 rear end detail
Williams FW37 rear end detail, note use of flo-viz on the rear wing mainplane & top flap
Ferrari SF15-T exhaust detail
Ferrari SF15-T rear end detail, note flo-viz on the diffuser
McLaren MP4-30 from behind
McLaren MP4-30 from behind
Ferrari SF15-T rear end detail
Mercedes W06 rear end detail
Toro Rosso STR10 rear end detail
Lotus E23 rear end detail
Red Bull RB11 - work being carried out on Kvyat's car
McLaren MP4-30 - Alonso uses the old parts
Kiel probe array mounted to the Red Bull RB11
Toro Rosso STR10 rear end detail
Ferrari SF15- T front wing detail
Williams FW37 - Valterri with the new rear wing and older spec Y150 winglet
Williams FW37 - Felipe with the old spec rear wing and newer spec Y150 winglet
Maurizio Arrivabene playing chicken with Felipe Massa in the pitlane
Mercedes W06 front wing detail
McLaren MP4-30 older spec nose and front wing on Jenson's car
McLaren MP4-30 rear end detail
McLaren MP4-30 new 'shorter' nose as mounted on Alonso's car
McLaren MP4-30 front wing detail, note the sensor mounted on the endplate, likely measuring how the wing tilts
Ferrari SF15-T front wing detail
Lotus E23 rear brake detail
Mercedes W06 airflow conditioner, vortex generator and leading edge slat detail
Ferrari SF15-T rear end detail
Ferrari SF15-T front wing detail
Ferrari SF15-T front wing marked up by tyre debris
Mercedes W06 front brake duct, note the flo-viz paint

Williams FW37 rear brake duct fin detail and outboard diffuseer detail (note the flick thats been added to this section)
McLaren MP4-30 front brake duct detail
McLaren MP4-30 front brake duct detail
 Williams FW37 diffuser detail, note the flick that has been added to the pheriphery to create a steep pressure gradient which will assist the diffuser
Mercedes W06 front wing detail
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2 comments:

  1. Really meaty #TechF1 imagery. Great kerb shots showing tyre distortion 👍

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  2. Why is the ferrarari nose still that long? Are they even trying to design a shorter one?

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