Amid the running chaos that characterised Formula 1's Azerbaijan Grand Prix - drivers crashing, locking brakes, constantly taking to the escape roads, struggling to get the tyres working, plus the controversial collisions that followed in the race - some interesting technical developments revealed themselves during the Baku weekend.
McLAREN FOLLOWS MERCEDES' DIFFUSER LEAD
McLaren's recent development direction with its diffuser package has taken a leaf out of the Mercedes concept with its outboard foot and vertical vane detail. Both are attempts to exploit extra room for development available in this season's new regulations.
As I've said in many of my technical columns, connecting the trailing edge of the diffuser to the low-pressure area behind the rear tyres will improve the performance of the diffuser and in turn the complete underfloor assembly.