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Bite-size tech: Mercedes W07 front wing

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Bite-size tech: Mercedes W07 front wing
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Co-author: Matt Somerfield
May 12, 2016, 4:52 PM

Mercedes had a new front wing available to them at the last round in Russia but, rather than losing time on set-up changes to get the maximum from it, it decided to hold it over to the Spanish GP and concentrate on understanding the tyre behavior.

The new front wing features two twisted slots in the endplate, which allow the airflow to move from the flapped region outward, improving how the airflow moves around the front face of the tyre.

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