Mark Webber put his disappointment of Saturday behind him with a perfect performance to win the British Grand Prix, dominating from the moment he beat team-mate Sebastian Vettel into the first corner.Congratulations to Mark Webber.So, same as the previous moth, we will post some technical updates for some teams in F1.
RENAULT R30 – LOW BLOWING EXHAUSTS > 27 JUNE 2010
Renault are another team to introduce a Red Bull-style low blowing exhaust configuration in Valencia, joining Mercedes and Ferrari (Force India and McLaren are expected to follow at the next round at Silverstone). The exhaust exit is covered (red arrow) and has some thermal protection against the high temperatures. Renault have also introduced a new gearbox casing to allow for the higher suspension pick-up points that are needed to accommodate the revised configuration.
MERCEDES MGP W01 – REVISED EXHAUSTS > 27 JUNE 2010
Like Ferrari, Mercedes GP have introduced shorter exhaust pipes and lower bodywork at the rear of their car in Valencia to mimic Red Bull’s exhaust-blown diffuser. Unlike Ferrari, they haven’t brought a new gearbox casing, but have adapted their original design. A new rear diffuser has also made its debut on the MGP W01 for the European Grand Prix weekend to utilize the air blowing from the exhausts to the fullest.
FERRARI F10 – EXHAUST-BLOWN DIFFUSER > 10 JULY 2010
Ferrari have made radical changes for Valencia, introducing their version of Red Bull’s exhaust-blown diffuser. They have dramatically modified the shape of their exhausts, from the previous design (1), to a lower, more RB6-inspired layout (2). They’ve also introduced a new gearbox case to Felipe Massa’s car to raise the rear suspension pick-up points to help accommodate the changes. There’s also a larger radiator layout (3) to handle the additional heat within the lower and more enclosed bodywork. Inset, you can see the exhaust on the F10 is shorter, and therefore ends before Red Bull’s.
FERRARI F10 – REVISED FRONT WING.
For the first time this season, Ferrari have introduced a double-flap solution on their front wing at Silverstone to increase downforce. The previous, single-flap solution can be seen in the top drawing and the new version in the bottom drawing. Of particular interest is the more sophisticated shape of the profiles, which rise up in the middle section of the wing (see red arrows in bottom drawing).
WILLIAMS FW32 – LOW-BLOWING EXHAUST SYSTEM > 10 JULY 2010
Previously only Nico Hulkenberg has used Williams’ low-blowing exhaust (red arrow), but on Friday morning at Silverstone team mate Rubens Barrichello was also running the upgrade. It’s quite similar to Ferrari’s system, and is therefore less complicated than the ones used by Red Bull and McLaren. The FW32 also features new bodywork and engine cover for the British race.
RED BULL RB6 – UPDATED DIFFUSER > 10 JULY 2010
At Silverstone Red Bull are again using the revised diffuser they introduced in Valencia. It’s different to the previous incarnation (inset), featuring a pointed top section on the outer edge (1), similar to the McLaren, and a round shape (2) at the point where the vertical middle plate meets the top edge of the diffuser.
MCLAREN MP4-25 – REVISED FRONT WING > 10 JULY 2010
Although they dropped their blown diffuser for Silverstone, McLaren are using their new front wing. It features two main differences. The vertical splitter in the middle of the wing is new (top arrow). It is nearly level with the inner edge of the front tyres and is designed to improve the airflow directed to the inside of the tyres. The second change is the raised curved section under the splitter (bottom arrow), which acts as a skirt to improve the efficiency of the main profile.