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The consequences of Aston Martin’s radical F1 rear wing design

Formula 1’s 2022 technical regulations have been described as overly prescriptive as the rulemakers look to stifle specific developments in order that their overall goals are achieved – but here’s a plot twist.

Hungarian GP: Latest F1 technical images from the pitlane

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as teams prepare for Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

The old and new F1 ideas that Mercedes has brought to the Hungarian GP

Mercedes continues its quest to join Red Bull and Ferrari in the fight at the front of Formula 1, as it revealed further design tweaks at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes F1 upgrades explained

Formula 1's top teams Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes have all brought detailed upgrades to the French Grand Prix.

French GP: Latest technical images from Paul Ricard

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the Formula 1 pitlane as teams prepare for the French Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Exposed: The F1 flexi floor tricks that teams were playing

Formula 1’s biggest tech controversy so far this season has involved the FIA’s intervention on porpoising, and a knock-on clampdown on flexi floor tricks.

Ferrari brings new F1 floor to French Grand Prix

Ferrari will evaluate a new floor design at Formula 1's French Grand Prix as the Italian outfit bids to up the ante in its fight with Red Bull.

How 2023 F1 floor changes will help limit porpoising issues

Formula 1’s switch to ground effect cars this year to try to help make the racing closer has had one major unintended consequence – porpoising.

How Ferrari has slashed Red Bull’s F1 top speed advantage

Ferrari might not have been adopting Red Bull’s policy of throwing update after update at its 2022 Formula 1 car, but it has still been making important progress.

Why brake dust has become a bigger F1 driver problem in 2022

The FIA plans talks with teams over the next few weeks to evaluate whether or not action needs to be taken on addressing Formula 1 driver concerns about brake dust.

‘Disappearing’ skid blocks a part of F1’s flexi floor tricks

Moveable skid blocks, that are pushed up and disappear inside the plank when the car strikes the ground, have emerged as a key component of Formula 1’s flexi floor tricks.

Austrian GP: F1 technical developments from the pitlane

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as teams prepare for the Austrian Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

The low-key F1 upgrades Ferrari brought to the British GP

Ferrari made a number of changes to its F1-75 for Formula 1’s British Grand Prix as it bids to fine-tune a car that has been consistently at the front in pace terms.

Alfa Romeo roll hoop likely focus of Zhou F1 crash investigation

Zhou Guanyu’s horror accident at the start of Formula 1’s British Grand Prix will, like every crash, be investigated in depth by the FIA.

Why Red Bull has added a shelf to its F1 engine cover

Red Bull's Formula 1 upgrade push has continued at the British Grand Prix with an intriguing introduction of what looks like a 'shelf' along its engine cover.

British GP: Latest F1 technical images from Silverstone

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting Formula 1 technical features at the British Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

What's changed with F1's new rear wing deflection tests

On the eve of Formula 1's British Grand Prix, the FIA's World Motor Sport Council announced a raft of tweaks to the regulations that come into force with immediate effect.

Revealed: How Williams F1 update isn’t just a Red Bull clone

Williams has made extensive changes to the FW44 that will be trialled by Alex Albon at the British Grand Prix, as the team makes a concerted effort to increase the performance of the car.

Canadian GP: More F1 technical developments from Montreal

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as teams prepare for the Canadian Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Canadian GP: Latest F1 technical images from Montreal

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as teams prepare for the Canadian Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

How F1 teams combatted porpoising and unleashed performance

Formula 1’s switch to a car that derives more of its aerodynamic performance from the underfloor meant teams focused most of their efforts here in the opening part of the 2022 season.

Why Alpine's low-drag F1 updates should pay off in the short term

Alpine arrived at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with a suite of new parts designed to improve the aerodynamic efficiency of the A522, with an emphasis on drag reduction.

Azerbaijan GP: Extra F1 technical developments from pitlane

Join us as we delve in for a second helping of the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as teams prepare for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Azerbaijan GP: Latest F1 technical developments from pitlane

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as teams prepare for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Monaco GP: Latest F1 technical images from the pitlane

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as Formula 1 teams prepare for the Monaco Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

What is behind Verstappen’s recurrent F1 DRS problems

Max Verstappen may have taken victory in Formula 1's Spanish Grand Prix, but it wasn't without drama, most especially with his DRS.

Spanish GP: Latest F1 technical images from Barcelona

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as teams prepare for the Spanish Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Aston Martin reveals 'Green Red Bull' overhaul ahead of Spanish GP

Aston Martin's Spanish Grand Prix revamp has caused a stir in Barcelona with its new-look car already earning it the 'Green Red Bull' tag.

Mercedes' Spanish GP F1 upgrades spotted

The Spanish Grand Prix has been viewed as a critical Formula 1 weekend for Mercedes, with it hoping planned upgrades can help it unlock the potential it believes the W13 has.

The wide floor doubt over Mercedes' zero-pod concept

Mercedes heads to this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix hoping to finally get an answer about whether or not its 'zero-pod' design has a future.

The false dawn F1 puzzle that Miami gave Mercedes new hope

Mercedes had something of a false dawn at the Miami Grand Prix, with the Formula 1 team topping the times in Friday practice thanks to some upgrades.

Miami GP: Latest F1 technical images from the pitlane

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as teams prepare for the Miami Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

How Mercedes F1 hopes to gain from its extreme front wing

Mercedes has played down expectations for its Miami Grand Prix upgrades, but the Formula 1 team’s ambitions are clearly based on a pretty innovative front wing revamp.

Tech: The Red Bull F1 'ice skate' that could be its porpoising cure

One of the key performance drivers for the current generation of ground effect Formula 1 cars is underfloor aerodynamics, an area that is often hidden from view.

The F1 philosophy shift that has helped Alfa Romeo push on

Alfa Romeo's performance has been one of the surprises of the 2022 Formula 1 season, with the squad emerging as contender for best-of-the-rest behind Red Bull and Ferrari.

Hamilton and Russell F1 wing choices explained as Mercedes experiments continue

Mercedes remains adrift of the fight at the front of Formula 1 right now, with its focus still on solving the porpoising problems that are holding it back.

Mercedes Imola updates revealed as F1 teams seek airflow improvements

Mercedes has introduced a host of minor tweaks to its Formula 1 car in a bid to help both cooling and the airflow separation that is hurting its performance.

Emilia Romagna GP: F1 technical images from Imola's pitlane

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as teams prepare for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

The Ferrari diffuser tweak that offers clues to its F1 upgrade plans

Ferrari has emerged as the car to beat in Formula 1 this season, with Charles Leclerc winning two of the first three grands prix.

Red Bull begins weight-saving push on 2022 F1 car

Red Bull is under no illusions at the moment that its bid to close the performance gap to Ferrari in Formula 1 involves both an aero step and weight reduction.

The glowing light that offered clues about Mercedes’ F1 recovery plan

Eagled-eye observers of Formula 1's Australian Grand Prix could not help but notice a strange glowing light coming from beneath Lewis Hamilton's car at points of the race on Sunday.

Australian GP: Latest F1 technical developments from pitlane

Join us as we explain the latest technical updates being showcased in the pitlane as teams prepare for the Australian Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Why F1’s new brake rules have posed a fresh challenge in 2022

Formula 1’s rule changes for 2022 were not just restricted to aerodynamics, as other key areas of the cars have been totally revamped as well.

The F1 downforce choices that proved key at the Saudi GP

Formula 1’s high-speed Jeddah circuit was the first outing at a low downforce venue this year and showed us how teams will adjust their cars to reduce drag.

Saudi GP: Latest F1 technical developments from pitlane

Join us as we delve into some of the technical intricacies on show in the pitlane ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Bahrain GP: Latest F1 technical developments from pitlane

A selection of the best technical images from the pitlane at the Bahrain GP, courtesy of Sutton Images and Giorgio Piola.

Bahrain GP: Latest F1 technical developments direct from pitlane

Join us as we delve into the latest technical details direct from the pitlane in Bahrain, courtesy of Sutton Images and Giorgio Piola.

Revealed: How McLaren fixed its F1 brake problem

After a solid first pre-season Formula 1 test in Barcelona, McLaren endured a more troubled time in Bahrain last week as its running was hit by brake problems.

Bahrain F1 2022 testing: Latest technical images on Day 3

A selection of the best technical images from the third and final day of preseason testing, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Bahrain F1 2022 testing: Latest technical images on Day 2

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting details on show during the second day of Formula 1 testing in Bahrain, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Bahrain F1 2022 testing: Latest technical images

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting details on show during the first day of Formula 1 testing in Bahrain, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

First look: Aston Martin F1 mirror upgrade for Bahrain test

Aston Martin has taken to the track in Bahrain ahead of the second pre-season test and, courtesy of its social media feed, we are able to see that the AMR22 already features one significant upgrade.

Could Mercedes run radical 'zeropod' F1 design?

Speculation that Mercedes will arrive in Bahrain with a totally overhauled car ‘without sidepods’ has become a bit of a meme over the last few days, as people try to imagine how that could even work.

The key tech standouts from F1’s first 2022 test

Formula 1’s pre-season test at Barcelona may have been the first opportunity for teams to get mileage with their 2022 cars, but that did not stop them already introducing upgrades.

Barcelona F1 2022 testing: Latest technical images

Formula 1’s second day of testing at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya gave us another opportunity to take a look at the tech on display, with images from the pitlane and trackside captured by Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Barcelona F1 2022 testing: The latest technical images

Testing is underway ahead of the 2022 Formula 1 season and we have the very latest technical images to share with you from the pitlane and trackside courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Barcelona F1 testing: 2022 technical images from Day 1

Testing is underway ahead of the 2022 season and we have a huge collection of technical images to share with you from the pitlane and trackside courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

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Why new Alpine F1 2022 design promises there’s more to come

Alpine is the last team to break cover in 2022 – albeit not the last car we’ve seen – as it unveiled the much-anticipated A522 on Monday.

What’s behind Mercedes' new wavy-edged F1 design

Having sealed an eighth Formula 1 Constructors’ title in a row, Mercedes has somewhat of a target on its back. There was huge anticipation to see what the W13 has to offer, as rivals seek to overturn its dominance with the new rules package.

Revealed: Ferrari’s radical 2022 F1 nose idea

Ferrari has implemented a radical nose idea on its 2022 Formula 1 car that could give it the edge in being able to rapidly develop its challenger this season.