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

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Italian GP: Latest F1 tech updates, direct from the garages
Giorgio Piola
By: Giorgio Piola
Co-author: Matthew Somerfield
Aug 30, 2018, 8:13 PM

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the latest Formula 1 technical developments on show in the Monza pitlane at the Italian Grand Prix. Click through the images below...

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Ferrari SF71H bargeboard detail

Ferrari SF71H bargeboard detail
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The hugely-complex area ahead of the SF71H’s sidepods complete with the bargeboards, cockpit canard and sidepod deflectors.

Racing Point Force India VJM11 bargeboard detail

Racing Point Force India VJM11 bargeboard detail
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The VJM11’s bargeboard area, which has become ever-more complex over time.

Ferrari SF71H rear floor detail

Ferrari SF71H rear floor detail
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Ferrari’s floor, which was modified a few races ago, featuring two elongated slots on the floor’s edge.

Red Bull Racing RB14 sidepod

Red Bull Racing RB14 sidepod
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The area ahead and around the RB14’s sidepods, showing the insanely-complex and layered aerodynamic surfaces.

Racing Point Force India VJM11 mirror detail

Racing Point Force India VJM11 mirror detail
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Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

The mirror and mounts, which hang out over the front of the VJM11’s sidepod.

Sauber C37 nose and front wings

Sauber C37 nose and front wings
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Sauber’s front wings and noses of various specifications, stacked up ready for inspection.

McLaren MCL33 nose and front wings

McLaren MCL33 nose and front wings
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McLaren has two lower downforce front wing specifications available for Monza, one (above) only has one upper flap and the other (below) has two, the top of which has been extremely trimmed down.

Renault Sport F1 Team RS 18 nose and front wing

Renault Sport F1 Team RS 18 nose and front wing
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Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

The newer-specification front wing that Renault has been using for several races now, which features the adjuster at an inboard location.

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 steering wheel

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 steering wheel
9/27

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

The W09’s steering wheel with the various buttons and rotary switches, which help the driver to make alterations to the various power unit settings.

Racing Point Force India VJM11 front brake duct detail

Racing Point Force India VJM11 front brake duct detail
10/27

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

Detail on the VJM11’s front brake duct, including the three small fins on the upper corner.

Ferrari SF71H bodywork vent detail

Ferrari SF71H bodywork vent detail
11/27

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The cockpit cooling panel, which is altered at each race to suit the teams cooling requirements.

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 barge board detail

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 barge board detail
12/27

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This shot shows the W09’s three-element sidepod deflectors and how they connect to the sidepod and floor.

Racing Point Force India VJM11 wing

Racing Point Force India VJM11 wing
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Photo by: Sam Bloxham / LAT Images

A fantastic shot of the tunneled outer section of the VJM11’s front wing from behind.

Renault F1 front wing detail

Renault F1 front wing detail
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A side shot of Renault’s new front wing and the division of the endplate, which assists in the outwash of airflow around the front tyre.

Renault F1 rear wing detail

Renault F1 rear wing detail
15/27

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Renault’s low downforce/drag rear wing, which features a gentle spoon shaped curvature.

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 nose detail

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 nose detail
16/27

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

A close up of Mercedes nose cape and the NACA-style inlet used as part of the ‘S’ duct system.

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 mirror

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 mirror
17/27

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

The newest specification mirrors and their mounts on the Mercedes W09.

Ferrari SF71H rear wing detail

Ferrari SF71H rear wing detail
18/27

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Front view of the lower downforce and drag rear wing being used by Ferrari at Monza.

Ferrari SF71H rear

Ferrari SF71H rear
19/27

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Another shot of the rear wing from behind.

Ferrari SF71H aero detail

Ferrari SF71H aero detail
20/27

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

A close up of the three strakes protruding from the leading edge of Ferrari’s floor.

Red Bull Racing RB14 rear and exhaust

Red Bull Racing RB14 rear and exhaust
21/27

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

Rear view of the extremely shallow rear wing being prepared for use by Red Bull this weekend.

Red Bull Racing RB14 mirror

Red Bull Racing RB14 mirror
22/27

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

Another look at the two-piece wing mirrors introduced by Red Bull in Belgium.

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 front wing detail

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 front wing detail
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Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

A close up of the new front wing specification first raced by Mercedes in Belgium, featuring an additional slotted ‘r’ cascade.

Haas F1 Team VF-18 nose and front wings

Haas F1 Team VF-18 nose and front wings
24/27

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

Two front wings being prepared for Kevin Magnussen’s Haas this weekend – note the upper flap count difference, determining to some extent the amount of downforce each will make.

Racing Point Force India VJM11 steering wheel

Racing Point Force India VJM11 steering wheel
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Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

A close up of Force India’s steering wheel, which now features a carbon face, whereas previously they’ve simply favorited a rapid prototyping finish.

Racing Point Force India VJM11 steering wheel

Racing Point Force India VJM11 steering wheel
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Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

A rear view of the VJM11’s steering wheel and its various paddles.

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 front wing detail

Mercedes AMG F1 W09 front wing detail
27/27

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

A close up of the W09’s front wing adjuster, which has been revised to accommodate the trimmed down upper flap.

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Event Italian GP
Author Giorgio Piola
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