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4 Sep 2015


A selection of the best technical images from the Italian GP courtesy of Sutton Images

Thursday

Ferrari SF15-T front wing from above, same low downforce configuration as used in Belgium, with the triangular upper flap
Ferrari SF15-T rear end detail, note lower downforce rear wing with shallower AoA and lower DRS actuator pod





McLaren MP4-30 front suspension and brake duct detail

McLaren MP4-30 low downforce rear wing, note how short the upper flap is, whilst the usual application of a gurney trim is also absent.
McLaren MP4-30 steering wheel detail
McLaren MP4-30 underside of the front wing shows how the strakes are used to control separation
McLaren MP4-30 pit stop practice, the team use the old longer nose, rather than damage a new one




McLaren MP4-30 floor detail, note the intricate slotted arrangement ahead of the rear wheel designed to control 'tyre squirt'



Mercedes W06 rear end detail, note this is a lower downforce configuration version of the 'spoon' rear wing, featuring a less pronounced central belly.
Mercedes W06 floor detail

Sauber C34 front wing selection, upper is the newer variant, still un-raced since its arrival in China.  The endplate, endplate canard and cascade arrangement are all different in their approach
Sauber C34 front wing selection, upper is the newer variant, still un-raced since its arrival in China. Note the difference in flap design, the upper (newer) variant much closer to the leading teams in terms of design, which undoubtedly changes how both the Y250 vortex is formed and how the wing creates downforce.
Manor F1 MR03B front wing



Mercedes W06 front wing, note the short chord upper flaps, which have been cut down by the team to reduce drag and change how the Y250 vortex forms
Mercedes W06 rear end detail, note the shallower 'spoon' rear wing, also worth noting that at this stage of the build the team had yet to install the exhaust pipework


Williams FW37 rear wing, note the low angle of attack and almost twisted upper flap (in the centre) the flap has also been cut down, changing the way the airflow interacts with the endplates and the way in which tip vortices are formed

Ferrari SF15-T front brake duct
 

Red Bull RB11 Turning vanes
Mercedes W06 front brake duct

Williams FW37 rear brake duct
Williams FW37 front brake duct
Williams FW37 rear brake duct
Mercedes W06 - another angle of the shallower 'spoon' rear wing
 






Ferrari SF15-T - Another angle of the lower downforce rear wing, note the use of only 3 louvres in the endplate to match the lower angle of incidence of the flaps
Toro Rosso STR10 low downforce rear wing, which has only a single endplate louvre to match the very shallow AoA of the flaps





Mercedes W06 floor detail


Red Bull RB11 rear wing, note how the leading edge has been swept back at the corners, changing how downforce is accrued and the shaping of the tip vortices



Friday

Ferrari SF15-T with flo-viz applied to the rear wing to check it is operating as required
Red Bull RB11 - Flo-viz applied to the underside of the nose and front wing mounting pylons
 

Mercedes W06 - GoPro camera's mounted either side of the driver, looking down toward the tyres and assessing how the changes in settings by Pirelli affect performance
 

Lotus E23 using a Kiel probe array (wrapped around the front wheel) to measure how the airflow has been changed around the front wheel.  As they continue to assess their front wing and/or the changes imposed by Pirelli at Monza

McLaren MP4-30 flo-viz applied to the rear wing to make sure changes made to the wing do not adversly affect performance


Red Bull RB11 - Flo-viz applied to the helmet of Danil Kvyat

Daniel Ricciardo's helmet also sprayed with flo-viz
McLaren MP4-30 with flo-viz applied to the front wing for correlation purposes
Red Bull RB11 - More flow-viz, this time likely ejected from the 'S' duct as the underside of the nose had been painted



Williams FW37 rear end detail
Red Bull RB11 - rear wing being installed on the car
 




Mercedes W06 steering wheel detail
Williams FW37 steering wheel detail


Red Bull RB11 steering wheel detail
Williams FW37 rear end detail
Mercedes W06 front wing close up


Red Bull RB11 rear wing endplate and diffuser detail

Mercedes W06 front wing close up









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  1. Hello. I found these videos with the f1 car champions, cool. part 1 https://youtu.be/h9IJCnbaHyQ part 2 https://youtu.be/nHriKD1IruA

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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.

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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