Renault has revealed a number of new parts that constitute its "substantial" French Grand Prix Formula 1 upgrade package as it aims to draw clear of the midfield order.
On the back of its best result of the season so far - claiming sixth and seventh in Canada - Renault has brought a new front end and new floor to Paul Ricard, along with a selection of other new parts.
In Giorgio Piola's photograph of the new Renault nose (above), the mounting pylons have been extended further back to include a 'cape' section, which assists in limiting any lift produced by the front end.
By creating a longer path for the airflow passing underneath to take compared to the front, it produces a smidgen of added downforce.
The team has also extended the turning vanes either side of the sidepod opening, taking them higher up to connect with the horizontal bodywork - as shown by the red arrows.
This seems to indicate a greater desire to pick up the airflow shed from the wheel assembly and create more options when guiding that down the flanks of the car.
Further French GP updates revealed
As suggested on Thursday, Ferrari spent the first free practice session conducting back-to-back investigations into its new front wing design, as the team looks for a fix for its lower-speed aerodynamic shortfall.
McLaren also worked with a new front wing design, daubing it in flow-viz paint to work out its effect.
An evolution of the Ferrari-style wing it brought to Barcelona, the repositioned strakes at the underside will affect the airflow patterns experienced both below and on top of the wing.
There are also changes at Alfa Romeo, which has brought a dog leg-shaped boomerang to fit horizontally across its bargeboard package.
The central section is brought forwards to pick up airflow from the inside portion of the wheel, cleaning it up before it can be worked by the serrations on the bargeboard.
Together, those bargeboard serrations peel the airflow downwards and send it to the turning vanes, which help it move around the sidepod undercut.