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12 Jul 2016

A selection of the best technical images from the in-season test at Silverstone courtesy of Sutton Images Check back as this will be updated on the second day.

 Williams FW38 with kiel probe arrays mounted behind the front tyres, note how they've been cantered collecting different data to when they're ordinarily placed straight on.


 Red Bull RB12 with Halo2 fitted
 Force India VJM09 with kiel probe array mounted around the frame of the sidepod, whilst kiel probe arrays are also mounted in the path of the Y250 vortex too
 Pascal Wehrlein driving the 2014 Mercedes W05 with Pirelli's 2017 development tyres
 Williams FW38 with kiel probe arrays mentioned above
 Force India VJM09 with kiel probe array alreay mentioned
 Mercedes W07 steering wheel (Nico Rosberg's)
 Red Bull RB12 with Halo2 fitted
 Top down shot of the Manor Racing MRT05
 Red Bull RB12 with kiel probe array in front of the air inlet behind the drivers helmet, back-to-back testing with and without the Halo2 to understand the aerodynamic impact.  Another kiel probe array is mounted where the camera housing is usually mounted on the side of the airbox
 Alonso at the wheel of the MP4-31 with kiel probe arrays mounted around the diffuser edges
 Top down view of the MP4-31, note the kiel probe array mounted at the back of the rear wing
 Renault RS16
 Mercedes W05 with Pirelli's 2017 development tyres
 Ferrari SF16-H nose and front wing detail
 Williams FW38 with hi-speed camera's mounted on the rear wing looking at the deformation of the rear tyre and airflow movement around the diffuser
 Ferrari SF16-H rear end detail, aggressive graining on the right rear tyre...

 Williams FW38 different shot of those camera's etc
 Red Bull RB12 rear end detail
 McLaren MP4-31
 Toro Rosso STR11 with new snorkels just aft of the airbox


 Mercedes W07 rear end detail, showcasing the near wing introduced at Silverstone
 Ferrari SF16-H chassis fins introduced for Silverstone
 Mercedes W07
 Toro Rosso STR11 - Side shot of the airbox snorkels used for this test
 Force India VJM09
 Mercedes W07

Force India VJM09 with large kiel probe array mounted behind the front tyre and in the path of the Y250 vortex.  Note brake warmers too
 Toro Rosso STR11 rear end detail
Haas rear wheel detail during pit stop
Renault RS16 with kiel probe array
 Mercedes W07 kiel probe arrays mounted behind front wheels
Mercedes W07 kiel probe arrays mounted behind front wheels
 Red Bull RB12 with kiel probe array mounted behind the rear tyre and diffuser
Mercedes W07 kiel probe arrays mounted behind front wheels
McLaren MP4-31 kiel probe arrays mounted behind front wheels
McLaren MP4-31 kiel probe arrays mounted behind front wheels
 McLaren MP4-31 kiel probe arrays mounted behind front wheels
McLaren MP4-31 kiel probe arrays mounted behind front wheels

 Pirelli development tyres used on the championship winning W05 from 2014
  Pirelli development tyres used on the championship winning W05 from 2014
  Pirelli development tyres used on the championship winning W05 from 2014
  Pirelli development tyres used on the championship winning W05 from 2014
 Toro Rosso STR11
 Williams FW38 rear end detail
 Manor Racing MRT05 rear end detail
 Renault RS16 rear end detail
 Renault RS16 steering wheel detail
 Haas VF16 steering wheel detail
 Haas VF16 rear end detail
 Williams FW38 front wing and nose detail





 Ferrari SF16-H rear end detail with new monkey seat
 Red Bull RB12 rear end detail


 Mercedes W07 chassis detail
 Williams FW38 with development front and rear wing to assess 2017 regulation changes
Williams FW38 with development rear wing to assess 2017 regulation changes
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