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5 Jun 2015

A selection of the best technical images from the Canadian GP courtesy of Sutton Images
 Red Bull RB11 - Chassis detail, note the new 3 element turning vanes
 Red Bull RB11 - Larger crossover pipework but the team have removed the blown axle
 Red Bull RB11 chassis detail
 Mercedes W06 front wing detail
 Williams FW37 front brake duct detail
 McLaren MP4-30 front wing detail (note the position of the adjuster, this is its usual position)
 McLaren MP4-30 front wing detail, note the adjuster position (circled) was trialled in Monaco and will be tried again in Montreal
 Williams FW37 rear end detail
 Williams FW37 rear end detail
 Williams FW37 front wing detail
 Mercedes W06 rear end detail
 Force India VJM08 front wing from beneath
 Force India VJM08 under nose detail
 Mercedes W06 splitter detail
 McLaren MP4-30 nose close up
 Mercedes W06 'Bat-wing'
 Mercedes W06 rear wing detail
 Sauber C34 front wing detail
 Marussia MR03 front wing detail
 Lotus E23 front wing detail
 Lotus E23 nose detail
 Lotus E23 front wing detail
 Toro Rosso STR10 front wing detail
 Force India VJM08 front wing detail
 Force India VJM08 front wing detail
 Force India VJM08 nose detail
Mercedes W06 sidepod detail
 Lotus E23
 McLaren MP4-30 front wing change
 McLaren MP4-30 front wing change
 Red Bull RB11 detail
 Red Bull RB11 with flo-viz applied to the splitter and sidepod undercut
 Mercedes W06 wheeled back into the garage
 Mercedes W06 with flo-viz applied to the rear end
 Lotus E23 - Flo-viz (blue) applied to the rear wing whilst the team have adopted an asymmetric cooling package for Montreal.  Conversely the larger outlet is usually placed on the cars right side (engine radiator) whilst in Montreal the've opted for more cooling on the Intercooler side
 Red Bull RB11 lower downforce rear wing
 Red Bull RB11 front brake duct, new lower scoop added in Monaco is designated for cooling the caliper (marked in red)
 Ferrari SF15-T rear end detail
 Ferrari SF5-T - Mechanic makes adjustments
 Williams FW37 new Y150 winglet (monkey seat)
 Mercedes W06 sporting a new, taller, slimmer pitot tube stack
 Mercedes W06 floor detail
 Mercedes W06 floor detail, note metal inserts added around the tyre squirt slot and diffuser sidewall
 Red Bull RB11 kiel probe array, note how the probes aren't all angled in the same direction
Red Bull RB11 kiel probe array, note how the probes aren't all angled in the same direction
 Red Bull smaller kiel probe array,
 Mercedes W06 camera mount detail
 Mercedes W06 lower downforce rear wing
 Mercedes W06 front wing detail
 Ferrari SF15-T in action, shows the serration in the bargeboards nicely too
 Williams FW37 action shot
 Mercedes W06 rear end detail
 Williams mechanic juggles two wheels post pit stop, note the contoured surface on the inner face which helps to manage heat
 Williams FW37 rear end detail
 McLaren MP4-30 inner 'S' duct and chassis detail
 Mercedes W06 engineer takes a photo of the flo-viz paint after the cars last run
 Ferrari SF15-T rear end detail
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1 comment:

  1. Patiently awaiting the post of Canal+ onboard from this event, kind sir.

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