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Bite-size tech: Manor rear wing support pylon and monkey seat

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Bite-size tech: Manor rear wing support pylon and monkey seat
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Co-author: Matt Somerfield
May 27, 2016, 2:03 PM

Manor continues to bring developments through for the MRT05, as it looks to maximise its package.

In Monaco, the team arrived with a new, more complex monkey seat with elongated endplates and three horizontal elements, changing the point at which the airflow and exhaust plume it manipulates is received by the rear wing, which itself is being run with more angle of attack to improve downforce.

More impressively though, Manor has also changed its rear wing mounting pylon, changing from an inverted Y-Lon that encompasses the exhaust, for a single blade that intersects with the exhaust, a trend started by Toro Rosso in 2015 and copied by several other teams this season (Ferrari, Sauber, Haas, McLaren) but interestingly it is first Mercedes-powered team to blink.

 

The rear wing of the Toro Rosso STR10 support pylon on the STR10 intersects with the exhaust
The rear wing of the Toro Rosso STR10 support pylon on the STR10 intersects with the exhaust

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

The use of this intersecting pylon is interesting, as it not only has the potential to save weight but could also have an aerodynamic effect on the exhaust plume, straightening the flow as it leaves the exhaust.

Meanwhile, the engine covers outlet can be reshaped too, changing the cooling parameters.

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Series Formula 1
Event Monaco GP
Location Monte Carlo
Teams Manor Racing
Author Giorgio Piola