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Canadian GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

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Canadian GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane
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Co-author: Matthew Somerfield
Jun 7, 2019, 6:54 AM

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Montreal pitlane at the Canadian Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

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Red Bull Racing, front technical detail

Red Bull Racing, front technical detail
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Red Bull has an all-new vanity panel for the Canadian GP, which features winglets that flank the raised ‘S’-duct outlet. It’s a design feature we’ve seen already been used by Mercedes, Alfa Romeo and Renault so far this season.

Renault F1 Team technical detail

Renault F1 Team technical detail
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A close up of Renault’s open-face mirrors, a design much like the ones first introduced by Ferrari and subsequently copied by a large percentage of the grid.

Renault F1 Team technical detail

Renault F1 Team technical detail
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A close up of the Renault RS19’s floor which features a new flow-diverted fin atop the slots in Canada.

Red Bull Racing technical detail

Red Bull Racing technical detail
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A fantastic overview of the Red Bull RB15’s bargeboard region, an area of the car that’s become extremely complex over the last few years.

Red Bull Racing front wheel technical detail

Red Bull Racing front wheel technical detail
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A close up of Red Bull’s front wheel rim shows how a ring has been carefully shaped to infer an aerodynamic effect as airflow passes out through the wheel face.

Ferrari rear wing comparison - Charles Leclerc (left), Sebastian Vettel (right)

Ferrari rear wing comparison - Charles Leclerc (left), Sebastian Vettel (right)
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A comparison of the two rear wing specifications that will be trialled by Ferrari during Free Practice. Leclerc’s car is outfitted with the more sinuous mainplane design (left), while Vettel’s car features the more conventional design.

Front wing of Alfa Romeo Racing C38

Front wing of Alfa Romeo Racing C38
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A nice top-down overview of the Alfa Romeo’s front wing.

Ferrari SF90 front brake detail

Ferrari SF90 front brake detail
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Ferrari’s front brake assembly without the drum mounted shows us some of the internal detail, such as the pipework which encloses the brake caliper and delivers cold air to it.

Racing Point RP19 rear wing detail

Racing Point RP19 rear wing detail
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The Racing Point RP19 is being prepared with a spoon-shaped rear wing. This allows the team to trade downforce for drag, with the outer shallower section near the endplates producing less downforce and drag. Meanwhile, you’ll note a large V-shape cutout in the center of the upper flap, also used to reduce drag.

Toro Rosso STR14 rear wing detail

Toro Rosso STR14 rear wing detail
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The Toro Rosso STR14 is also outfitted with a spoon-shaped wing, a design it’s favoured already as it looks to boost straightline speed.

Front wing of Racing Point RP19

Front wing of Racing Point RP19
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A great shot of the RP19’s front wing from behind, which shows how the endplate deviates from the vertical.

Front wing of McLaren MCL34

Front wing of McLaren MCL34
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McLaren has arrived in Canada with a number of the latest-specification front wings, suggesting it’s providing the level of performance that was anticipated.

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