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Styrian GP: Best Formula 1 technical images from Friday

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Styrian GP: Best Formula 1 technical images from Friday
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Mercedes W12 front wing detail
Mercedes W12 front wing detail
1/20
The Mercedes W12 front wing being placed on the floor illustrates how the forward-most section of the footplate is curved upward.

Photo by: Uncredited

AlphaTauri AT02 front detail
AlphaTauri AT02 front detail
2/20
The front end of the AlphaTauri AT02 with the nose removed gives us a look at the transition inlet for the ‘S’-duct housed within the vanity panel. Note the notch still present in the bulkhead that used to house the steering assembly, which is now housed further back inside the chassis.

Photo by: Uncredited

Red Bull RB16B front detail
Red Bull RB16B front detail
3/20
Red Bull has a few options available with front brake ducts this weekend as it looks to get the right temperature transfer from the brakes via the wheel rim to the tyres. This is the more closed-off version.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Red Bull RB16B front detail
Red Bull RB16B front detail
4/20
The setup on the other RB16B has the front panel of the brake drum removed in order that the airflow passing through that channel is exposed to the cavity between it and the wheel rim more.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

McLaren MCL35M front detail
McLaren MCL35M front detail
5/20
A similar shot of the McLaren MCL35M as the cars were prepared, for comparison, shows how McLaren invites the airflow to move through two channels before being pushed out of the wheel rim.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Mechanics build the car of Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02
Mechanics build the car of Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT02
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AlphaTauri also setup here with a closed-off configuration.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Red Bull Racing RB16B front brake drum detail
Red Bull Racing RB16B front brake drum detail
7/20
A closeup of the more enclosed Red Bull drum shows that the panel can be removed to create a more open arrangement.

Photo by: Uncredited

Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL35M
Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL35M
8/20
The McLaren MCL35M with the narrower rear cooling outlet as introduced at the French Grand Prix.

Photo by: Charles Coates / Motorsport Images

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M
Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M
9/20
The McLaren MCL35M with the wider rear cooling outlet used during the opening phase of the season, as the team tests both options in an effort to understand what works best considering the altitude of the Red Bull Ring.

Photo by: Charles Coates / Motorsport Images

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W12
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Mercedes with a larger cooling outlet than we’d ordinarily see them run, as it makes concessions for the altitude and their cooling requirements.

Photo by: Charles Coates / Motorsport Images

Fernando Alonso, Alpine A521
Fernando Alonso, Alpine A521
11/20
A sizeable cooling outlet could also be found on the Alpine A521 as the team made the necessary concessions for the Red Bull Ring.

Photo by: Charles Coates / Motorsport Images

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF21
Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF21
12/20
Ferrari is also running with the largest opening at the rear of the car to help keep things cool while providing as much power as possible.

Photo by: Charles Coates / Motorsport Images

AlphaTauri AT02 floor detail
AlphaTauri AT02 floor detail
13/20
The floor of the AlphaTauri AT02 off the car shows how the splitter and bargeboard cluster have essentially become one much larger surface that now features extremely complex geometries to improve the airflow's route downstream.

Photo by: Uncredited

Mercedes W12 bargeboard detail
Mercedes W12 bargeboard detail
14/20
A look across at the rear end of the Mercedes W12’s cape and the curvature that’s used to roll up the airflow in a very specific way and deliver it to the bargeboard cluster and floor behind.

Photo by: Uncredited

Mercedes W12 floor detail
Mercedes W12 floor detail
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The floor ahead of the rear tyre on the Mercedes W12 has a scroll on the very edge and a substantial flap that stands proud of the floor, with variously angled fins housed within to help promote flow across and around the rear tyre face.

Photo by: Uncredited

Mercedes W12 rear wing detail
Mercedes W12 rear wing detail
16/20
A closeup of the rear cutout of the Mercedes W12 rear wing endplate and the various contours used to create the serrated edge.

Photo by: Uncredited

Mercedes W12 diffuser detail
Mercedes W12 diffuser detail
17/20
The Mercedes W12’s diffuser and lower half of the rear wing endplates. Also note the trio of winglets and their shape that are housed on the crash structure.

Photo by: Uncredited

McLaren MCL35M bargeboard detail
McLaren MCL35M bargeboard detail
18/20
A closeup of the McLaren MCL35’s bargeboard cluster, with particular focus on the shape and direction of the fins mounted on the forward footplate sections.

Photo by: Uncredited

McLaren MCL35M bargeboard detail
McLaren MCL35M bargeboard detail
19/20
The sidepod deflector region on the McLaren MCL35M, which has what has become traditional fare up and down the grid in the form of the venetian blind-style array but note how they twist along their length to alter the direction and speed of the airflow passing by.

Photo by: Uncredited

McLaren MCL35M front brake drum detail
McLaren MCL35M front brake drum detail
20/20
A closeup on the McLaren MCL35M’s front brake duct with just the right angle to show how airflow is fed through the two channels at the front of the assembly without ever really doing any kind of cooling. You can see how an aperture is made from the internal section too, as all of these avenues help to influence the airflow’s performance as it exits through the wheel face.

Photo by: Uncredited

 


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