Giorgio Piola's F1 technical analysis

Gallery: Key F1 tech shots at Hungarian GP

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A selection of the best technical images from the Hungarian GP courtesy of Giorgio Piola, Sutton Images and LAT images.

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid bargeboard detail

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid bargeboard detail
1/23

A close-up of the multi-surface bargeboard solution used by Mercedes.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 in the garage

Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 in the garage
2/23

Numerous chassis and suspension details exposed on the RS17 as it is prepared for track action.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Ferrari SF70-H sidepod detail

Ferrari SF70-H sidepod detail
3/23

Ferrari has introduced a new set of bargeboards for the Hungarian GP, complete with three slots on the lower leading edge.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Ferrari SF70-H sidepod detail

Ferrari SF70-H sidepod detail
4/23

In combination with the new bargeboards, the team has revised the triangular floor extension behind them. These now include a pair of slots on the leading edge.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Ferrari SF70-H floor detail

Ferrari SF70-H floor detail
5/23

Ferrari has added additional slots to the area ahead of the rear tyre in an effort to reduce the issue of tyre squirt.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Ferrari SF70-H floor detail

Ferrari SF70-H floor detail
6/23

Ferrari’s floor slot, which had previously perforated the edge of the floor, is now enclosed, with a metal insert added to increase rigidity.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Haas VF-17 front wing detail

Haas VF-17 front wing detail
7/23

Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid in the garage

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid in the garage
8/23

Photo by: Sutton Images

Ferrari SF70-H in the garage

Ferrari SF70-H in the garage
9/23

Photo by: Sutton Images

Sauber C36 bodywork detail

Sauber C36 bodywork detail
10/23

Sauber has a significant upgrade available in Hungary, part of which is a revised sidepod package. A significant wedge has been carved out of the upper surface of the sidepod's bodywork, much like we've seen Mercedes do the past two years. It also requires a blister to cover the side impact spar.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Sauber C36 bodywork detail

Sauber C36 bodywork detail
11/23

The inlet shape and size of the sidepod have also been altered as the team changes the C36’s cooling capacity and the aerodynamic impact.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 side detail

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 side detail
12/23

Toro Rosso has revised its turning vanes for Hungary, with numerous serrations now residing in the footplate.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Mercedes AMG F1 W08 rear detail

Mercedes AMG F1 W08 rear detail
13/23

Note the crash structure-mounted fin and L-shaped winglet placed under the lower wishbone.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Force India VJM10 side detail

Force India VJM10 side detail
14/23

The bargeboards on the VJM10 have been revised slightly for Hungary with the pre-bargeboard moved away from the main one. Meanwhile, the slots in the triangular floor extension behind have been revised, too.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Sauber C36 detail

Sauber C36 detail
15/23

The C36 is sent off to scrutineering with the new aero package installed - note the new bargeboards, which now feature five vertical slots.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Red Bull Racing RB13 front wing detail

Red Bull Racing RB13 front wing detail
16/23

A side view of the RB13’s front wing, which presents details such as the quantity of flaps and slots being used, the endplate canards and the shape of the main cascade. Note the small support used to bridge the gap between the upper flap and the endplate, as this does not feature on all the wings available to the team.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Red Bull Racing RB13 detail

Red Bull Racing RB13 detail
17/23

Red Bull's sidepod inlet has been revised for the Hungarian GP in order to improve flow around and through the bodywork. Furthermore, the wing mirror mounts have been amended with two separate stalks used to support the mirror and aid aerodynamically.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid nose detail

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid nose detail
18/23

A close-up of the NACA-style duct added on the W08’s nose and likely used for driver cooling.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid front wing detail

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid front wing detail
19/23

Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid rear

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid rear
20/23

Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid floor detail

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid floor detail
21/23

Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid detail

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 Hybrid detail
22/23

A close-up shot of the Mercedes exhausts, including the squashed wastegate pipe work.

Photo by: Sutton Images

The rear diffuser, rear wing detail of Renault Sport F1 Team RS17

The rear diffuser, rear wing detail of Renault Sport F1 Team RS17
23/23

On the RS17, note the rear wing centre mount pillar, which intersects the exhaust, and the tri-plane T-wing.

Photo by: Sutton Images

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Series Formula 1
Event Hungarian GP
Track Hungaroring
Article type Top List
Topic Giorgio Piola's F1 technical analysis