Today we will show you another updates for some of the teams in Formula 1 for the Monaco Grand Prix.Mark Webber from Red Bull has won in this Monaco Grand Prix.You can view again our previous post about the Technical update by click the link below.
MONACO – SPECIFIC STEERING ANGLE > 15 MAY 2010.
Every year it’s necessary to increase the maximum steering angle of the cars so they are able to run in Monaco’s narrow streets, and in particular around the old, tight Loews hairpin. A car needs a steering angle of 22 degrees in Monte Carlo, and so the front wishbones are modified accordingly to allow greater movement of the front wheels. Stiffer suspension pieces, particularly steering arms and toe-in arms, are also used here to cope with the occasional brush with the barriers, and the cars run a higher ride height than anywhere else to cope with the bumps.
FERRARI F10 – NEW ENGINE COVER WING > 15 MAY 2010.
For Monaco Ferrari have modified the F10’s engine cover to include this small wing (red arrow), in a bid to gain any downforce possible at what is the slowest circuit on the calendar. It is a solution that was tested last year by Williams and is located within the unregulated, 15cm-wide central section. You can also see the team have removed their ‘F-duct’ system for this race, where it would provide only minimal gain due to the lack of long straights.
FORCE INDIA VJM03 – NEW FRONT BRAKE DUCTS > 15 MAY 2010.
There are a lot of new solutions on the Force India in Monaco, including a new front wing, with different central pillars and endplates. The team have also introduced this new front brake duct, with a wide and rounded extension in its lower section (see arrow). This is designed to improve the management of airflow in this area, better directing it under the car and towards the rear diffuser’s central section.
MCLAREN MP4-25 – REVISED REAR DIFFUSER > 16 MAY 2010.
The latest version of McLaren’s diffuser is very similar to the one introduced by Renault, with double longitudinal profiles (yellow-highlighted area). However, there are differences to the French team’s solution. The side diffuser is less angled (1), very long and has a unique profile in its end section. There is also a new, small flap (2) and an additional one (3) under the deformable structure, which is designed to boost suction of air from underneath the car.
RED BULL RB6 – MODIFIED BRAKE DISC > 16 MAY 2010.
In order to improve reliability following Sebastian Vettel’s difficulties at the Spanish race, Red Bull have changed the RB6’s brakes discs for the Monaco Grand Prix. They now feature smaller holes than the ones originally requested from brake supplier Brembo. During Thursday practice the team used the discs pictured, with small oval holes (red arrow), whereas for qualifying and the race the team opted for the same discs Ferrari use.