Giorgio Piola's F1 technical analysis

Gallery: Key F1 tech shots at Italian GP

A selection of the best technical images from the Italian GP courtesy of Giorgio Piola, Sutton images & LAT images.

McLaren MCL32 rear detail

McLaren MCL32 rear detail
1/19

McLaren is running a low-downforce rear wing in Monza similar to the one used at Spa, albeit without the coathanger-style T-wing.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Sahara Force India VJM10 rear detail

Sahara Force India VJM10 rear detail
2/19

Force India’s low-downforce rear wing is set at a very low angle of attack and is devoid of endplate louvres given there is less of a tip vortex to quell.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

McLaren MCL32 nose and front wing

McLaren MCL32 nose and front wing
3/19

Note the extremely short chord upper flap, which helps to balance the car given the downforce generated by the low-downforce rear wing.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Aero detail of the Williams FW40

Aero detail of the Williams FW40
4/19

A look at the bargeboards and surrounding aero appendages that have been updated on the FW40 over the last few races. Note, however, how the chassis horn is not part of the set-up, at least at present, with the two fixing points clearly visible on the side of the chassis.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Rear floor technical aero detail of the Williams FW40

Rear floor technical aero detail of the Williams FW40
5/19

An overhead shot of the FW40’s floor ahead of the rear tyre, with various L-shaped slots and vertical strakes used to change the direction of the airflow.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 nose and front wing

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 nose and front wing
6/19

The inclination of Toro Rosso's front wing serves to reduce the level of downforce being generated, while the uppermost flap is removed entirely.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Ferrari SF70H nose and front wing

Ferrari SF70H nose and front wing
7/19

Ferrari looks set to stick wiith the new front wing introduced in Spa, which is devoid of the triangular fin atop the endplate.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Haas F1 Team VF-17 rear wing detail

Haas F1 Team VF-17 rear wing detail
8/19

Introduced in Spa but not raced, Haas' bowtie-shaped rear wing features a more slender central section and a taller chord at the outer extremities. The T-wing is notably absent.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Mercedes AMG F1 W08 rear wing detail

Mercedes AMG F1 W08 rear wing detail
9/19

Mercedes has set up with a low-downforce rear wing, which features just three open-ended-style endplate louvres with which to displace the tip vortex that is generated.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Ferrari SF70H diffuser detail

Ferrari SF70H diffuser detail
10/19

A close-up of the SF70H’s rear end, including detail of the outer diffuser flap stack, the suspension set-up and the three pointed star-shaped exhaust.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 rear wing detail

Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 rear wing detail
11/19

The mainplane and top flap set a low angle of attack on Renault's low-downforce rear wing, with only two open-ended-style endplate louvres to complement them.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Ferrari SF70H rear wing detail

Ferrari SF70H rear wing detail
12/19

Ferrari will utilise a lower-downforce rear wing configuration in Italy, having run its ‘spoon’-style rear wing in Spa. This wing has a shallow angle of attack and is complemented by four conventional endplate louvres, instead of the open-ended-style ones favoured in the previous specification.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Red Bull Racing RB13 rear detail

Red Bull Racing RB13 rear detail
13/19

A look at the gearbox, suspension and crash structure from the RB13 before it’s assembled.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Red Bull Racing RB13 rear detail

Red Bull Racing RB13 rear detail
14/19

The Renault power unit displaced from the RB13’s chassis offers some insight into the team's packaging choices and the layout of the engine itself.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Sahara Force India VJM10 front suspension and chassis detail

Sahara Force India VJM10 front suspension and chassis detail
15/19

Note the large 3rd ‘heave’ damper element, which straddles the upper portion of the chassis, so much so that the nose and chassis transition has a bump when covered by the vanity panel.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 front brake and wheel hub detail

Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 front brake and wheel hub detail
16/19

The RS17’s brake assembly and blown front axle, the latter of which is new for 2017 and assists the front wing in managing the aerodynamic wake that is shed by the front tyre.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Sauber C36 front wing detail

Sauber C36 front wing detail
17/19

A variation of the front wing that has been evolving in recent races for the Swiss team - of note is the narrow main cascade and the singular, tall chord upper flap.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Haas F1 Team VF-17 rear wing detail

Haas F1 Team VF-17 rear wing detail
18/19

Another angle of the bowtie-style rear wing that will be deployed by Haas for the Italian GP.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Red Bull Racing RB13 rear wheel hub detail

Red Bull Racing RB13 rear wheel hub detail
19/19

A close-up of the RB13’s rear brake assembly while the car is being prepared - note the various coatings used to deal with the heat being generated.

Photo by: Sutton Images
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Series Formula 1
Event Italian GP
Track Monza
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Topic Giorgio Piola's F1 technical analysis