The Turkish Grand Prix already finished yesterday.Lewis Hamilton led home team-mate Jenson Button for a McLaren 1-2, capitalising on a collision between the Red Bulls of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel as the pair appeared on course for another dominant victory.So today we will post and give some information about the updates on some F1 cars.You can view again our previous post about the Technical update by click the link below.
F1 CAR TECHNICAL UPDATES > AS PER END OF MAY 2010.
Revised F-Duct Control (a)
Revised F-Duct control (b)
FERRARI F10 – REVISED F-DUCT CONTROL > 29 MAY 2010.
Ferrari have revised the layout of their F-duct system for Turkey, in particular the mechanism by which the driver controls it. In Barcelona the driver was closing the hole using the back of his left hand, a manoeuvre that was not very comfortable for Alonso, and even less so for Massa, who has his steering wheel positioned further forward and hence actually had to take his hand off the wheel. In Istanbul, the hole is now closed with the driver’s left leg, very similar to the McLaren’s.
RED BULL RB6 – F-DUCT SYSTEM > 30 MAY 2010.
Red Bull have introduced their version of the F-Duct system at Istanbul Park. It’s a very similar concept to those on the McLaren and Ferrari, with the air blowing on to the rear wing via two big pipes inside the engine cover (red arrows). Like the first version of Ferrari’s system, the duct is controlled by the driver’s left hand. The team tested it during Friday in Turkey, but it was removed from both cars for qualifying and the race because it was not consistent enough and it was difficult to operate. It will be back on the cars in Canada.
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS W01 – UPDATED F-DUCT SYSTEM > 30 MAY 2010.
Mercedes GP’s F-Duct system, which was introduced in China, has received an upgrade in Turkey. It can now be activated by the driver’s foot thanks to a bigger duct on the side of the chassis (blue arrow). This was previously much smaller and used to cool the drivers. The system of pipes used to direct the air to the rear wing is very complicated and they are all concealed by the engine cover, eventually reaching the wing’s main profile through the side endplates.