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Monaco GP: Latest F1 tech updates, direct from the garages

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Monaco GP: Latest F1 tech updates, direct from the garages
Giorgio Piola
By: Giorgio Piola
Co-author: Matt Somerfield
May 24, 2018, 6:55 PM

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images reveal the latest technical updates on show in the Monaco pitlane.

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Red Bull Racing RB14 rear wing detail

Red Bull Racing RB14 rear wing detail
1/23

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

The RB14 in high downforce configuration for Monaco with a new T-Wing and monkey seat winglet.

Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 sidepods

Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 sidepods
2/23

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

A Mercedes mechanic fits the new set of vortex generators atop the sidepod that were tested in Spain.

Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 sidepods

Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 sidepods
3/23

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Another angle of Mercedes' new sidepod vortex generators, which will work the surface harder.

Ferrari SF71H in the garage with halo mirrors

Ferrari SF71H in the garage with halo mirrors
4/23

Ferrari's controversial halo-mounted wing mirrors are revised for Monaco, with the upper ‘support’ winglet removed.

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR13 sidepods

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR13 sidepods
5/23

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

A close-up of Toro Rosso’s sidepod aero, note how the over slat is connected to the deflector.

McLaren MCL33 rear detail

McLaren MCL33 rear detail
6/23

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Having already trialed a lower T-wing earlier in the season, McLaren arrived in Monaco with a new design mounted slightly higher.

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 rear bodywork detail

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 rear bodywork detail
7/23

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Mercedes looks set to utilize its chimney-style engine cover outlet in Monaco.

Ferrari SF71H rear detail

Ferrari SF71H rear detail
8/23

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Ferrari again testing the new rear suspension that it ran at the Spanish GP.

Force India VJM11 rear wing detail

Force India VJM11 rear wing detail
9/23

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

New rear suspension, with revised upright and sidepod bodywork at the rear of the car, and a pair of twin-element T-Wings for maximum downforce.

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 front brake detail

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 front brake detail
10/23

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

A look at the Mercedes W09’s front brake duct which has numerous outlets to help with both heat rejection and aerodynamic throughput.

Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 rear wing

Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 rear wing
11/23

A Mercedes mechanic preparing one of the rear wings for use this weekend.

Sauber C37 sidepods detail

Sauber C37 sidepods detail
12/23

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

A look at the Sauber C37's sidepods, bargeboards and floor.

Renault Sport F1 Team R.S. 18 front brake detail

Renault Sport F1 Team R.S. 18 front brake detail
13/23

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

The brake duct assembly Renault will use in Monaco, with its plethora of air displacement outlets.

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR13 sidepods detail

Scuderia Toro Rosso STR13 sidepods detail
14/23

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Toro Rosso's bargeboard area, note the slots in the chassis winglets and horizontal fin which legalizes the serrated footplate below.

Haas F1 Team VF18 cockpit

Haas F1 Team VF18 cockpit
15/23

Photo by: Andrew Hone / LAT Images

Haas testing the hooped halo winglet once again in Monaco having briefly assessed it in Spain.

Force India VJM11 rear wing with aero paint

Force India VJM11 rear wing with aero paint
16/23

VJM11's rear elements painted in flo-viz to establish if the new bodywork is working as expected.

Renault Sport F1 Team RS18

Renault Sport F1 Team RS18
17/23

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Renault is testing numerous items in Monaco, including revised floor and bargeboards.

Red Bull Racing RB14 bargeboard

Red Bull Racing RB14 bargeboard
18/23

A close-up view of the new bargeboards introduced by Red Bull last time out in Spain.

Ferrari SF71H front wing detail

Ferrari SF71H front wing detail
19/23

The slotted front wing pillar employed by Ferrari.

Ferrari SF71H front wing detail

Ferrari SF71H front wing detail
20/23

A close-up view of Ferrari's front wing cascade.

Force India VJM11 nose and front wing

Force India VJM11 nose and front wing
21/23

An overview of the VJM11’s nose and front wing.

Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 rear detail

Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 rear detail
22/23

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

The Mercedes W09 diffuser that features a serrated and perforated Gurney.

Ferrari SF71H floor

Ferrari SF71H floor
23/23

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

An overview of Ferrari's floor, which was updated for the Spanish GP, and included the long fully enclosed holes on the edge of the floor.

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Series Formula 1
Event Monaco GP
Location Monte Carlo
Author Giorgio Piola
Article type Analysis