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F1 technical update: Ferrari, Red Bull, McLaren & Williams

In the ongoing development war between Formula 1’s teams, keep up to date with what’s new with our regular technical updates. Today, let’s look at three outfits at the Styrian GP – Ferrari, Red Bull Racing, McLaren and Williams.

Styrian GP: Latest key F1 technical developments

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments on display ahead of the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, courtesy of Motorsport Images.

Explained: Ferrari’s fast-tracked F1 upgrade package

Ferrari has fast-tracked the updates originally scheduled for the Hungarian Grand Prix in an effort to improve pace and collect back-to-back data at the Red Bull Ring that will prove invaluable as it attempts to improve the SF1000.

Revealed: How Red Bull added flavour to its F1 rear wing

If you had to describe the Red Bull RB16’s rear wing as a flavour until this point in F1 2020, it would have been vanilla, such was its simplicity when compared with far higher degrees of complexity elsewhere on the grid.

First look: Ferrari's upgraded F1 front wing

Ferrari has brought a new set of front wings for the Styrian Grand Prix, having fast-tracked select updates due for Hungary to address its Formula 1 car’s design troubles.

F1 technical update: Mercedes, Red Bull & Renault

In the ongoing development war between Formula 1’s teams, keep up to date with what’s new with our regular technical updates. Today, let’s look at three outfits at the Austrian GP – Mercedes, Red Bull Racing and Renault.

Red Bull’s new nose hints at fresh direction

Red Bull handed Max Verstappen exclusive use of a new nose concept at the Austrian Grand Prix that hints at a fresh direction for the team in its push to bring more performance to its RB16.

How F1 teams will attack the Austrian GP season opener

More than three months after the first race of the season was due to take place, F1 teams will descend on the Red Bull Ring this weekend for an Austrian double-header that will kick start the campaign.

Banned: F1's oddball steering solutions

Mercedes' introduction of Dual Axis Steering (DAS) during pre-season testing offered us a glimpse into the mindset of Formula 1 engineers.

Banned: Brabham Formula 1 'fan car'

Few cars in Formula 1 history made such an immediate impact, and been such a long-lasting talking point, as the famous Brabham 'fan car' that won on its debut at the Swedish Grand Prix on this day back in 1978.

Ferrari set to bring engine, gearbox updates to Austria

Ferrari is planning to bring a revised gearbox and engine to the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix in a bid to lift its fortunes after a low-key showing in pre-season testing.

Why F1's floor change could lead to unintended consequences

The FIA has moved, rather pragmatically, to freeze development of certain areas of Formula 1 cars for 2021 in order to reign in costs for all teams.

Banned: How Formula 1 outlawed flexi-wings

One of the most tricky areas that rule makers have found to police in Formula 1 is flexible bodywork and wings, for there can be no such thing as a zero tolerance approach.

The last hurrah of Formula 1's most successful engine

On this day in 1983, a winning era for Formula 1's most successful engine came to an end when Michele Alboreto triumphed for Tyrrell around the streets of Detroit.

The troubled car that was a game-changer for F1

When it comes to stand out Formula 1 cars, it’s all too easy to think only of machinery that won a bunch of races or went all the way to world championship glory.

Banned: Why exhaust blown diffusers were outlawed

The search for performance in Formula 1 requires a little bit of genius, some lateral thinking and sometimes a willingness to push the boundaries of the regulations.

How a mistake helped create an F1 icon

The Lotus 79 is part of an elite group that Giorgio Piola considers to be milestone machines, with each of these cars incorporating designs, solutions or systems that would be widely adopted by their rivals such was their potency.

Gallery: All of Niki Lauda's F1 cars

On the anniversary of the death of the great Niki Lauda, we look back at the cars that helped define his brilliant career and were observed up close by Giorgio Piola.

Banned: Why double diffusers were outlawed

The 2009 Formula 1 season will long be remembered as the year that Brawn GP emerged from the ashes of the Honda team and went on to win the world championship.

The car that ended Nigel Mansell’s F1 career

On this day in 1995, Nigel Mansell's Formula 1 career came to an end at the Spanish Grand Prix when he retired from the race, unhappy with the handling of his McLaren.

What F1's 2020 wing designs tell us about each team - Part IV

Formula 1 really has been a three horse race for a number of years now, with Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull ruling the roost.

What F1's 2020 wing designs tell us about each team - Part III

A new rules package introduced last year led to a diverse selection of front wing designs, with even the frontrunners choosing very different designs. Now, after a year of development, we look at what lessons have been taken on board.

Giorgio Piola’s F1 tech decades: The big bang 1980s, part two

Giorgio Piola has been at the forefront of F1’s technical coverage throughout his career, helping to make the complex sport we love a little easier to understand. In this series of articles dedicated to his illustrative genius, we’ll uncover the cars that have captured his imagination.

Giorgio Piola’s F1 tech decades: The big bang 1980s, part one

Giorgio Piola has been at the forefront of F1’s technical coverage throughout his career, helping to make the complex sport we love a little easier to understand. In this series of articles dedicated to his illustrative genius, we’ll uncover the cars that have captured his imagination.