A selection of the best technical images from Malaysia courtesy of Giorgio Piola, Sutton Images and LAT images.
Mercedes AMG F1 W08, detail
Mercedes has revised its nose ‘cape’ in Malaysia, widening the leading edge of the surface in order to change its initial influence on the airflow.
Fernando Alonso, McLaren MCL32
The McLaren MCL32 with flo-viz applied to ascertain whether the new bargeboard configuration is providing the same performance in the real world as it did in CFD and the wind tunnel. The new pre-bargeboard added for Malaysia is arrowed.
Ferrari intake detail
Ferrari has bonded two new inlets to the side of the airbox in Malaysia, similar to what we've seen the likes of Mercedes and Lotus do in the past. This increases cooling capacity for ancillary coolers such as the gearbox and ERS.
Ferrari SF70H front suspension and chassis detail
A forward shot of Ferrari's new bargeboard and boomerang-shaped pre-bargeboard.
Haas F1 Team VF-17 nose and front wing
A detailed shot of the VF-17's nose and front wing, featuring short, blockier flap tips.
Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 nose and front wings
Two specifications of front wing available to Renault in Sepang, with different upper flap tips.
Williams FW40, side
A look at Williams' revised deflectors, introduced in Singapore, and the pre-existing bargeboard configuration that has run for some races now.
Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 nosecones
Toro Rosso arrived in Malaysia with a package of upgrades for the STR12, chasing a strong finish to its season. The nose of the car has been reshaped to help incorporate the longer and more complex front wing pillars (white arrows), which is allied to changes made to the front wing. These changes include the separation of the main cascade's outer endplate into two surfaces (red arrows), the introduction of an endplate canard (yellow arrow), a revised shaping to the endplate, which includes the removal of the trailing edge notch (green arrow) and a total revision of the mainplane's shape, including the position and shape of the arch (highlighted in yellow).
Red Bull Racing RB13 front wheel hub detail
A nice view of Red Bull’s front brake assembly, sans cake tin, while the car is being constructed.
Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 engine cover and bodywork
Mercedes seems set to run the elongated shark fin cover it had first used in Singapore.
Sahara Force India VJM10 bargeboard and aero detail
This Force India bargeboard configuration was introduced in Hungary and is expected to be revised again in Malaysia.
Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 rear wing and aero detail
A rear end shot of the W08 without the upper cooling cowling in place shows not only the detail of the team's rear wing and T-wing mounting pillars but also the squashed wastegate pipework.
Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 front brake and wheel hub detail
The inner detail of the front brake assembly is exposed in this image, as the cake tin has yet to be added.
Sahara Force India VJM10 nose and front wing detail
Seemingly shipped direct from the last race, this nosecone bears the scars of action and will be thoroughly cleaned again before use.
Scuderia Toro Rosso mechanics, Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 in pitlane
The revised STR12 - featuring new bargeboards, sidepod deflectors an T-wing - is pushed through the pitlane.
Sahara Force India F1 VJM10 rear detail
Force India has arrived in Malaysia with a revised diffuser. The outer sections now resemble the layout used by Red Bull, with a curved outer wall punctuated by several serrations. Meanwhile, the central ramped section has been compacted. Both will have a substantial effect on the airflow's behaviour.
Mercedes AMG F1 W08 floor detail
A look at the longitudinal floor slot used by the team since the start of the season.
Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 T-wing
A revised two-tier coathanger-style T-wing, with two slots in each surface, is being employed by Toro Rosso in Malaysia.