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30 Sep 2016

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

Williams FW38
Williams FW38
Williams FW38
Williams FW38
Red Bull RB12
Red Bull RB12
Mercedes W07
Mercedes W07
Mercedes W07
Ferrari SF16-H front wing
Ferrari SF16-H front wing
Ferrari SF16-H front wing
Toro Rosso STR11 front wing
Toro Rosso STR11 front wing
Force India VJM09
Force India VJM09
Red Bull RB12
Haas VF16
Haas VF16
Sauber C35 chassis
Williams FW38
Williams FW38
Red Bull RB12
Red Bull RB12
Toro Rosso STR11
Toro Rosso STR11
Sauber C35 brake duct detail
Sauber C35
Haas VF16
Manor MRT05
Sauber C35
McLaren MP4-31
Mercedes W07
Mercedes W07
Mercedes W07
Ferrari SF16H
Ferrari SF16H
McLaren MP4-31
Renault RS16
Williams FW38
Mercedes W07
Renault RS16
Williams FW38
Williams FW38
Mercedes W07
Haas VF16
Mercedes W07
Mercedes W07
Williams FW38
Renault RS16
Renault RS16
Mercedes W07
Mercedes W07
Mercedes W07
Mercedes W07
Haas VF16
Force India VJM07
Red Bull RB12
Red Bull RB12
Force India VJM07 with Halo2
Force India VJM07 with Halo2
McLaren MP4-31 rear wing with open ended louvres
McLaren MP4-31
McLaren MP4-31
 Red Bull RB12
 Red Bull RB12
 Ferrari SF16H
 Ferrari SF16H
 Red Bull RB12
 Williams FW38
 Manor MRT05
 Sauber C35
 McLaren MP4-31
 McLaren MP4-31
 Red Bull RB12
Force India VJM09
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3 comments:

  1. Hi Matt;

    Checking this images, I emerge with some doubts that I trust you can help me clarifying.

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Go2JK9qr9hI/V-1IgvUaTUI/AAAAAAAAcSU/Tv4BACIIT6ML94Npx_K9zGrdocR4eIrIQCLcB/s1600/SUT_Malaysian_Gran_1419462.jpg
    On this first pic of the Williams; can be seen that there are 3 different parts, looking to the braking ducts (the central one and the upper and lower "grilles" ones); What are they cooling (brakes, sensors...).
    As well, in the back of the car can be seen what appears to be the splitter, but without the carbon fiber; is this a crash structure?

    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vDOU7HSwwb4/V-1HSadOy1I/AAAAAAAAcRo/31sTvWOOHKkyFpqgwe21N5gF3xTneTFMACLcB/s1600/SUT_Malaysian_Gran_1419402.jpg
    The devices that are being joining the main plane with the flaps, are regulated by the technical regulations in some way? (grey ones)

    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-c7wg69Wangc/V-1HlJIWZ_I/AAAAAAAAcR0/m_eRtaPUzEIZV52b5Sg7GC9co-SdV37UgCLcB/s1600/SUT_Malaysian_Gran_1419409.jpg
    The device closer to the endplate, on the winglets box; is some kind of sensors, or is it there to create turbulences?

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1U5HIU2dmzc/V-1H8GpDwqI/AAAAAAAAcSA/K-fTUfwo3asxVMi0PVTpWoAQtu923eRpwCLcB/s1600/SUT_Malaysian_Gran_1419425.jpg
    The object at the top of the flaps, is the tool that regulates the height or position of the flaps?

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EJ348ChntjE/V-1KcvyewzI/AAAAAAAAcTk/c_gwN4Zlm0saQdMSZJ3_HtULkVbF0e_DgCLcB/s1600/SUT_Malaysian_Gran_1419833.jpg
    The Mercedes bat wing, as others seen; has a slot on the central part; this is for increasing the speed of the air or stabilizing the pressure difference in this area?

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WI3xQnNx9fc/V-1KjvhXscI/AAAAAAAAcTs/4bLqylsCWpsTaBKFXtR5vHQKSkmn_xTXQCLcB/s1600/SUT_Malaysian_Gran_1419837.jpg
    Next to wheels and on top of the cascade elements of the braking out takes; is this a duct? Where is this coming from?

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-naVdafCTh1c/V-1M_ZHHBsI/AAAAAAAAcVE/qhcMxIk5ZoA0Uspg-A66A-gphI3NNbsggCLcB/s1600/SUT_Malaysian_Gran_1420191.jpg
    And finally; the open louvers of the endplate and the openings on it (beneath the wing level) are chasing the pressure balance?

    I'd like to finish appreciating your effort and work in terms of extending the knowledge you show on internet (twitter, motorsport and missed apex; on my case) you provide us.

    Thank you;

    Jorge SantamarĂ­a

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    1. Hi Jorge

      Thanks for getting in touch, I'll try to answer those questions as best I can

      1. The inlet is divided into three sections to cool various components differently and at different rates. In the case of Williams as they have no blown axle all of their cooling is focused on the cooling of the caliper/pads and disc. I'd suspect that the central inlet is for disc cooling and the other two for cooling the caliper. The (mesh like) protection on these inlets is to prevent debris from collecting and destroying brake performance as temperatures climb if not cooled properly.

      2. The front wing is not as tightly regulated as some of the other areas of the car in terms of how the surface area is divided up into what roles it performs making it easier to mount these control devices you're looking at.

      3. This is a thermal imaging camera used to send information back to the pitwall so that the team can understand the tyres thermal behaviour whilst on track. The limited information stream between the car and pitwall means these don't give as much information as they'd like but it does help. It is shaped in a way that has less of a debilatating effect on aero too though.

      4. Yes, this is the flap adjuster

      5. The slot, just as with pretty much any slot you'll find is to do with pressure distribution, effectively improving the aspect ratio.

      6. It's part of the complex array of fins mounted to the brake duct to directly influence downforce generated by the appendage and also 'work' other aerodynamic structures. In this case the upper one appears to be part of a duct and is likely transferring heat from within the brake drum out the back of the car.

      7. In this case it's easier to guide you here: http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/bite-size-tech-mclaren-mp4-31-rear-wing-louvres-831242/?ti=23&tii=1

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  2. I am stunned to see how Mercedes have "doubled down" on the VGs at the leading edge of the floor and barge board area. Pretty wild ..

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