Hungarian GP tech attack

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Hungarian GP tech attack



After choosing to ditch the 'walrus', the new FW26 nose is a very different animal. The bottom section is more curved, with McLaren-like contours of its underside. The wing profile has a full spoon shape (1), necessitating long support pillars (2). An unusual endplate inner section (3) features a non-horizontal downward-facing plate. There is an additional horizontal plate inside the endplate (4) and a Gurney flap on the main profile (5).



This new nose section (right) featured big changes since the one used at Monaco (left). There is a greater spoon shape to the element in the centre (1) with longer supports (4) and only one flap (2). It is very triangular in plan view compared with the old one that had two flaps with gentler curves (3).



There is an extra channel (1, the dotted line shows the previous arrangement) and a new horizontal plate (2) and a very thin brake duct (3) with an additional duct behind it (4).



The front wing had a new endplate with a distinct cut-out (1), spoon profile (2) and non-linear chord shorter at the ends (3).

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