Giorgio Piola's F1 technical analysis

Gallery: Key F1 tech shots at British GP

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

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF70-H with cockpit shield

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF70-H with cockpit shield
1/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

Red Bull Racing RB13 in the garage with aero sensors

Red Bull Racing RB13 in the garage with aero sensors
2/19

The RB13 outfitted with Kiel probe arrays behind the front wheel in preparation for FP1 as the team looks to collect data in the opening few laps.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Ferrari SF70H, brake ducts

Ferrari SF70H, brake ducts
3/19

Close-up detail of the fins connected to the left rear brake duct fence.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Red Bull Racing RB13 front brake and wheel hub detail

Red Bull Racing RB13 front brake and wheel hub detail
4/19

From this shot of the RB13's front brake assembly, note the team's use of three larger drill holes, followed by two larger drill holes.

Photo by: Sutton Images

McLaren MCL32 rear wheel hub detail

McLaren MCL32 rear wheel hub detail
5/19

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Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 steering wheel

Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 steering wheel
6/19

The Renault RS17 with its vanity panel exposed, showcasing the third damper detail.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Mirror at the Ferrari SF70H of Sebastian Vettel

Mirror at the Ferrari SF70H of Sebastian Vettel
7/19

A new wing mirror and fin arrangement installed on Sebastian Vettel’s car to complement the shield cockpit protection that'll be run for several laps in FP1.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Mirror at the Ferrari SF70H of Kimi Raikkonen

Mirror at the Ferrari SF70H of Kimi Raikkonen
8/19

For comparison, here's what the regular wing mirror set-up, installed on Kimi Raikkonen's car, looks like.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Sahara Force India F1 VJM10, new front wing

Sahara Force India F1 VJM10, new front wing
9/19

Force India has a new front wing available to it at Silverstone - featuring three full-length upper flaps, while the mainplane has one less full-length slot along its width.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Sahara Force India F1 VJM10, old front wing

Sahara Force India F1 VJM10, old front wing
10/19

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Sauber C36 front brake and wheel hub detail

Sauber C36 front brake and wheel hub detail
11/19

The C36’s front brake duct has become as complex as what is utilised by some of the lead teams - with numerous airflow channels used in order to displace heat and move air from one place to another for aero reasons.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Haas F1 Team VF-17 front brake and wheel hub detail

Haas F1 Team VF-17 front brake and wheel hub detail
12/19

The VF17’s front brake assembly sans drum cover exposes the inner detail. Note the chevron drill pattern used to dissipate heat from the disc - it is used to allow for the maximum quantity of holes without affecting structural integrity.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 nose, front suspension and chassis detail

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 nose, front suspension and chassis detail
13/19

A shot of the STR12 during preparation, with no nose or vanity panel leaving in full view details of the suspension, pitot stack and upper section of the ‘S’ duct.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 front brake and wheel hub detail

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 front brake and wheel hub detail
14/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

Williams FW40 in the garage

Williams FW40 in the garage
15/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

Sahara Force India VJM10 in the garage

Sahara Force India VJM10 in the garage
16/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 rear wheel hub detail

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08  rear wheel hub detail
17/19

The W08’s rear brake assembly sans brake drum cover exposes the caliper and brake disc detail.

Photo by: Sutton Images

Williams FW40, front wing

Williams FW40, front wing
18/19

Felipe Massa's car outfitted with the new front wing pillars, complete with slot, as the car was pushed to scrutineering.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 in the garage

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08  in the garage
19/19

Exposed W08 chassis gives up a huge amount of detail as the car is prepared for action.

Photo by: Sutton Images

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Event British GP
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Topic Giorgio Piola's F1 technical analysis