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Bite-size tech: Force India VJM09 set-up

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Bite-size tech: Force India VJM09 set-up
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Co-author: Matt Somerfield
May 12, 2016, 12:55 PM

Force India arrives in Barcelona with a weight of expectation as it introduces a raft of updates to the VJM09 hoping to elevate itself within the chasing pack. 

As the team prepares itself for practice tomorrow, one of its wings is supplemented with some items that will help gather further information about their performance and surely help to correlate the results with its CFD and wind tunnel findings.

In the foreground we have circled two metal mounts on the wings footplate, from which a kiel probe array will likely be hung in order to ascertain how the airflow moves out around the front wing and tyre.

Meanwhile, in the background you'll note the placement of some stickers on the inboard face of the endplate.

These will be supplemented by the use of a high speed camera to ascertain how much the wing is flexing whilst on track. 

Sahara Force India F1 VJM09 back detail
Sahara Force India F1 VJM09 back detail

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

This image gives us a great view of Force India's installation of the Mercedes PU106C with the engines radiator visible in foreground, whilst you'd find its intercooler mounted in the same position on the other side of the car.

Perez is believed to have a new chassis available to him in Barcelona, whilst Hulkenberg will have to wait a little longer.

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Series Formula 1
Event Spanish GP
Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Teams Force India
Author Giorgio Piola