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24 Feb 2016

This is a little late as I was short on time yesterday but here's a roundup of the best technical images from day 2 of testing from Barcelona, courtesy of Sutton Images.

Some of the images are captioned, others are not, it depends on if they need explanation...
Toro Rosso STR11 rear wing endplate detail
Manor MRT05 rear wing endplate detail
Force India VJM09 rear end detail
Manor MRT05 cockpit detail
McLaren MP4-31 with kiel probe arrays mounted behind both front wheels
McLaren MP4-31 with kiel probe arrays mounted behind both front wheels
Mercedes W07 rear end detail
Force India VJM09 rear wing detail, with flo-viz applied

Force India VJM09 rear wing detail, with flo-viz applied
Mercedes innovative serrated bargeboards and floor
Red Bull RB12 splitter winglet.  Positioned similar to the BrawnGP solution used in 2009
 



Mercedes W07 Turning Vanes and 'bat-wing' detail
Mercedes W07 rear end detail
Mercedes W07 splitter detail
 

Toro Rosso STR11
Red Bull RB12 front wing
 

Toro Rosso STR11 turning vanes
Toro Rosso STR11 rear end detail, note how the louvres in the leading edge appear to be disconnected from this angle...


Toro Rosso STR11 diffuser detail
 

Toro Rosso STR11 - Ride height sensor shaped differently to what we usually see
 

Toro Rosso STR11 blown front axle, note the shaping of the cone inside the wheel nut...

Toro Rosso STR11 rear wing endplate, note their novel louvre solution
Williams FW38 rear wing endplate detail, note the metal fixtures between the vertical strakes
Strewth Dan, I think you've flat spotted that tyre
Mercedes W07, note how the enlarged airbox is also slanted backward
 


McLaren MP4-30 note the team using a Y150 winglet (rarity)
Toro Rosso STR11 rear end detail
 


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2 comments:

  1. Thanks as always for the photos, I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on Mercedes's unique aero treatment. I'm guessing that we haven't yet seen the definitive front wing that goes with the floor/bargeboard treatment... Thanks again.

    Ned

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