Stuttgart was the turning point though, did I head home or carry on my road trip? Well, everyone I spoke to told me I'd be an idiot for not making my way to Monza and so, I have. Today I ventured to the public pitlane walk, as I did in Spa and took plenty of images. None, I'm afraid, of the Ferrari though, as I simply couldn't get near the place - for obvious reasons.
|Williams front suspension and brake duct. Note how the team place a panel panel above the brake disc with gills in it, in order to reject heat created under braking.
|Their belleville springed heave damper
|This close-up shows that the crossover is still an active aerodynamic solution for Monza, with airflow taken in by the inlet shot across the face of the drum to mix with and clean up the turbulence created by the wheel rim and tyre.
|This angle shows off how the bargeboard is connected to the under chassis vane
|This angle shows just how large the front upright extensionon the FW42 is
|Toro Rosso with a crossover pipe that also allows the airflow to mix with the air that circulates between the drums surface and the wheel rim.
|Work was being carried out by the Alfa mechanics on the front-end as I passed by their garage
|The new nose, as introduced by Racing Point in Belgium, features a more conventional thumb tip extension to meet with the FIA's dimensional criteria and elongated wing pillars which have three slots within.
|McLaren's rear wheel design which features these nodules to improve the tyres thermal behaviour
|Haas' front wing for Monza features a bowed middle in order to reduce drag for improved straightline speed
|Like most of the field, McLaren have the outer section of their diffuser broken up into multiple elements, as they look to work the surfaces harder over a range of speeds/conditions.
|The rear wing has been left unpainted in the post-Summer break remodel, as the team look to both shave some weight and also improve flow conditions, even if only minimally.
|Renault's Monza spec front wing deals with the requirement of lower downforce levels by having a shorter chord upper flap
|The Red Bull RB15 being deconstructed having been through the rigors of scrutineering. Hey Albert Fabrega, get out of the way ;) - Albert, if you don't follow him already is a must over on twitter as he gets up close and personal with the cars at every race.
|Mercedes use these illuminous supports to keep the car intact when they're being shipped and during the build up and tear down phases in order that the more sensitive elements don't get broken.
|Just before the covers go over the W10 the work continues at the rear of the car