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Hungarian GP: Latest key F1 technical developments

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments on display ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, courtesy of Motorsport Images.

Hungarian GP: Latest key F1 technical developments
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Front wing detail of the Kevin Magnussen, Haas VF-20
Front wing detail of the Kevin Magnussen, Haas VF-20
1/20
The Haas VF20’s unloaded-style front wing, note the fins inside the nose inlets that are needed for legality reasons but will also be orientated and shaped to influence the flow through the structure.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Alfa Romeo Racing C39 front wing detail
Alfa Romeo Racing C39 front wing detail
2/20
A great top-down shot of the Alfa Romeo C39’s front wing which shows how angled the endplate is.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Steering wheel detail of the Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing C39
Steering wheel detail of the Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing C39
3/20
A nice photo of the Alfa Romeo C39’s front suspension heave damper and the steering wheel, with its various buttons, rotaries and dials.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Alfa Romeo Racing C39 front wing detail
Alfa Romeo Racing C39 front wing detail
4/20
A wider shot of the Alfa Romeo C39’s front wing and nose giving us all of the detail, note how it uses stalks to displace the camera pods from the main body of the nose

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Renault F1 Team R.S.20 in the team's garage
Renault F1 Team R.S.20 in the team's garage
5/20
A close up of Daniel Ricciardo’s Renault front brake and suspension assembly during construction, note the rotor-style design to the brake bell that both saves weight and infers an aerodynamic effect of the air passing through.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Renault F1 Team R.S.20 is worked on in the team's garage
Renault F1 Team R.S.20 is worked on in the team's garage
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This shot of Esteban Ocon’s RS20 on the other side of the garage shows the brake assembly with the drum already mounted.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

A front wing of the Daniel Ricciardo, Renault F1 Team R.S.20
A front wing of the Daniel Ricciardo, Renault F1 Team R.S.20
7/20
A front wing awaits installation outside Ricciardo’s garage but note the battle scars already showing on the footplate and some of the flaps due to its usage in Austria. This is also the newer specification that Renault introduced for the start of the season.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

A McLaren mechanic at work on a front wing endplate
A McLaren mechanic at work on a front wing endplate
8/20
A McLaren mechanic works to remove the stickers on the flaps of the MCL35 as the team prepares to display a different sponsor at the Hungaroring.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Ferrari mechnanics at work in the team's garage on a SF1000
Ferrari mechnanics at work in the team's garage on a SF1000
9/20
As the Ferrari mechanic works on the SF1000, note the level of detail on the front brake assembly, with the extremely large inlet scoop used to feed a variety of channels within to both keep the brakes cool and provide aerodynamic support to the front wing.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Ferrari SF1000 front suspension detail
Ferrari SF1000 front suspension detail
10/20
The exposed bulkhead of the SF1000 gives us a good view of the front suspension and steering assembly.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Ferrari SF1000 engine detail
Ferrari SF1000 engine detail
11/20
A fantastic shot of the Ferrari SF1000’s power unit as the mechanics work on the car in the garage. Also note the stacked radiator arrangement in the sidepod.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Mercedes team members at work
Mercedes team members at work
12/20
See the way that the internal pipework of the brake assembly (right, as we look at it) lines up with the brake drum when installed (left, as we look at it). Also note the use of Belleville spring washers within their heave damper assembly at the top of the chassis.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Ferrari SF1000 technical detail
Ferrari SF1000 technical detail
13/20
A close up of the Ferrari SF1000’s suspension and you can see the more classically-sprung heave damper being employed

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Mercedes mechanics at work in the team's garage
Mercedes mechanics at work in the team's garage
14/20
The preparation work is now a little further along on Hamilton’s car, with the vanity panel installed to cover the heave damper, with both drums now installed on the brake assembly.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Ferrari SF1000 technical detail
Ferrari SF1000 technical detail
15/20
Plenty of detail to absorb in this picture of the SF1000, including the open brake bell and stacked radiators in the sidepods.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Ferrari SF1000 technical detail
Ferrari SF1000 technical detail
16/20
A closer front view of the brake assembly without the carbon brake drum installed gives us a different view of Ferrari’s open brake bell.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Haas mechanics at work in the team's garage
Haas mechanics at work in the team's garage
17/20
The Haas VF20’s front suspension and steering assembly uncovered, with those inner mechanical elements supplied by Ferrari.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Red Bull Racing RB16 brake detail
Red Bull Racing RB16 brake detail
18/20
Red Bull’s front brake assembly without the drum fixed in place allows us to see where some of the air taken in by their large scoop is delivered, with the lowermost division of the inlet passing airflow through the trumpeted crossover pipework towards the disc.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Bodywork detail of the Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Performance
Bodywork detail of the Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Performance
19/20
The bodywork of Lewis Hamilton’s W11 in the pitlane and off the car gives us a clear indication of just how sculpted and tightly wrapped it is.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Renault F1 Team R.S.20 floor detail
Renault F1 Team R.S.20 floor detail
20/20
A piece of the floor ‘plank’ propped up outside the Renault garage, note the various holes drilled within its surface for fixing it to the underside of the car and mounting the skids.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

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