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While most attention has been focused on the Mercedes DAS system, the German car manufacturer is not the only team to be trying something different during Formula 1 testing this week.
Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you an update of the best technical images from the Barcelona pitlane and track action on the second day of Formula 1 testing in 2020.
The big talking point on day two of pre-season testing has been a Mercedes steering mode that appears to adjust the toe of the front wheels while the car is moving. Here, Matt Somerfield looks at what is behind the design
Renowned technical analyst and illustrator Giorgio Piola has been an ever-present figure in the F1 paddock for over 50 years, meticulously dissecting the technological advances made within the sport throughout. For the first time in his illustrious career, Piola has revisited a handful of his illustrations to create a new legacy collection, focused on four of the cars driven and made famous by Ayrton Senna.
Join us as we delve into Giorgio Piola’s 2019 archive and bring you insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams throughout a season in the pursuit of more performance. In today’s gallery we will focus on… Mercedes.
Join us as we delve into Giorgio Piola’s 2019 archive and bring you insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams throughout a season in the pursuit of more performance. In today’s gallery we will focus on… Ferrari.
Join us as we delve into Giorgio Piola’s 2019 archive and bring you insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams throughout a season in the pursuit of more performance. In today’s gallery we will focus on… Red Bull.
Formula 1’s teams have had their 2020 cars in development for a number of months now and, while they have an inordinate amount of historic data at their disposal, there’s one significant piece of the puzzle that has a huge question mark over it – the tyres.
Ferrari arrived in Singapore with two victories under its belt in as many races and a spring in its step. However, those victories were recorded at tracks that suited its low-drag characteristics, so how did it then pull off a win at the street circuit?
Although the Red Bull Ring flattered its shortcomings, Ferrari’s SF90 has clearly not delivered on its early pre-season promises, as the Scuderia’s approach to the new regulations has resulted in a car that has an array of weaknesses, all of which are difficult to overcome during the course of a campaign.
Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Paul Ricard pitlane at the French Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.
The teams continue to wage a technical war on one another, as a slew of new parts arrived in Canada that they hoped would boost their respective performances. Here, we delve into those changes and see how more often than not they’re mimicking one another’s design direction.
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.
The Monaco Grand Prix marked a significant milestone for Formula 1’s pre-eminent technical journalist, as Giorgio Piola covered his 814th Grand Prix – making it his 50th year covering the sport!
As the FIA continues to refine its vision of the 2019 aero regulations, three Formula 1 teams have been forced to alter their front wing designs.
The depth and breadth of the illustrative archive of Giorgio Piola really knows no bounds, with the legendary Formula 1 illustrator having captured 50 years of the sport’s technical endeavors. Join us as we continue to take a look at some of his favourite cars and this time venture into the excess and decadence of the 1980s.
Mercedes arrived in Australia as the underdog for the first time in the hybrid era - but once again it scored a 1-2 finish. So what changed between pre-season testing and the first round?
Mercedes may not have raced with its controversial wheel spacer design for the past few Formula 1 grands prix, but it has not stopped developing the idea as the latest updates used in Brazil show.
Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the latest Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Interlagos pitlane at the Brazilian GP on Thursday.
The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit is an outlier on the Formula 1 calendar. Held at altitude, it’s a massive challenge for the teams and the drivers as it requires a totally different approach.