Giorgio Piola's F1 technical analysis
Topic

Giorgio Piola's F1 technical analysis

Italian GP: Latest F1 technical images from the pits and on track

Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as teams kicked off the Italian Grand Prix weekend at Monza on Friday, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Italian GP: Latest F1 technical images from the pits and on track
AlphaTauri AT03 rear suspension detail

AlphaTauri AT03 rear suspension detail

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

At the rear corner of the AlphaTauri AT03, note the small winglets mounted on the inner surface of the brake duct fence which are used to help divert the airflow to its intended target.


Ferrari F1-75 technical detail

Ferrari F1-75 technical detail

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Ferrari made changes to the F1-75 during FP1, as it conducted back-to-back floor tests with the specifications from before and after the French Grand Prix.


Ferrari F1-75 technical detail

Ferrari F1-75 technical detail

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

The mechanics work on the bib and plank of the Ferrari F1-75 as the changes are made between the two specifications.


Carlos Sainz, Ferrari F1-75

Carlos Sainz, Ferrari F1-75

Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Meanwhile, the team has a low downforce rear wing at their disposal which features a much flatter design than the usual configuration.


Red Bull Racing RB18 front wing detail

Red Bull Racing RB18 front wing detail

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Red Bull has trimmed some of the front wing upper flap’s leading edge as it looks to balance the downforce level of the car, front-to-rear, to match the changes made on the rear wing.


Nyck de Vries, Aston Martin AMR22

Nyck de Vries, Aston Martin AMR22

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

The Aston Martin AMR22 fitted with a kiel probe rake between the front wheel assembly and sidepods as the team looks to gather data that will either corroborate the performance seen with simulation tools or help them with correlation.


Nyck de Vries, Aston Martin AMR22

Nyck de Vries, Aston Martin AMR22

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Another shot of the AMR22 showing the team had fitted the kiel probe rakes to both sides of the car.


Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR22

Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR22

Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Meanwhile, Lance Stroll’s AMR22 was fitted with the extreme low downforce rear wing package that was briefly tested at Spa.


Lando Norris, McLaren MCL36

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL36

Photo by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

McLaren daubed its low downforce rear wing in green flow-viz paint during FP1 to get visual confirmation that the wing is performing as anticipated.


Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

The sparks fly as the W13’s floor meets with the track surface as the car compresses. Also note the rear wing has an upper flap that’s been trimmed back on the trailing edge and then a Gurney flap has been applied to it.


Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR22

Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR22

Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

It’s a similar story for Aston Martin as the forces are imparted on the AMR22 as it makes its way around the Temple of Speed. Flo-viz can also be seen on the rear wing, as it looks for confirmation that its aerodynamic design endeavors have worked.


Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR22

Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR22

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

The Aston Martin AMR22’s low downforce rear wing from behind with flow-viz painted on the upper elements and endplates.


Ferrari F1-75 diffuser with flow-vis paint

Ferrari F1-75 diffuser with flow-vis paint

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

More flow-viz paint, this time on the diffuser and new, single element beam wing, mounted on the Ferrari F1-75.


Red Bull Racing RB18 rear wing detail

Red Bull Racing RB18 rear wing detail

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

The rear wing fitted to Sergio Perez’s RB18 during practice on Friday had a large cutout in the trailing edge of the upper flap as the team looked at options ahead of the competitive sessions.


Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT03

Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri AT03

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

AlphaTauri has employed a single-element beam wing in combination with the lower downforce rear wing.


Lando Norris, McLaren MCL36, with aero paint applied

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL36, with aero paint applied

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

A rear shot of the McLaren MCL36 with flow-viz on the rear wing elements, endplate and beam wings.


Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W13

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

A rear shot of the Mercedes W13’s rear wing showing how much of the upper flap’s trailing edge has been trimmed.


Alex Albon, Williams FW44

Alex Albon, Williams FW44

Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Williams has painted flow-viz on its low downforce rear wing to establish if it’s performing as anticipated. You’ll note, as others have, the team has opted to trim the upper flap’s trailing edge and add a Gurney for balance.


Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo C42

Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo C42

Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Alfa Romeo are utilising a similar rear wing configuration as it did at Spa, with an abbreviated wingtip transition. However, what does differ is that the trailing edge of the upper flap has been trimmed.


Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75

Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

A great top-down overview of the Ferrari F1-75 complete with flow-viz on the low downforce rear wing.


shares
comments
Why Ferrari’s Monza practice pace flatters its chances of home success
Previous article

Why Ferrari’s Monza practice pace flatters its chances of home success

Next article

Ferrari chairman backs Binotto but F1 team "needs to improve"

Ferrari chairman backs Binotto but F1 team "needs to improve"
Why F1's nearly man is refreshed and ready for his return Plus

Why F1's nearly man is refreshed and ready for his return

He has more starts without a podium than anyone else in Formula 1 world championship history, but Nico Hulkenberg is back for one more shot with Haas. After spending three years on the sidelines, the revitalised German is aiming to prove to his new team what the F1 grid has been missing

The potential-laden F1 car that Ferrari neglected Plus

The potential-laden F1 car that Ferrari neglected

The late Mauro Forghieri played a key role in Ferrari’s mid-1960s turnaround, says STUART CODLING, and his pretty, intricate 1512 was among the most evocative cars of the 1.5-litre era. But a victim of priorities as Formula 1 was deemed less lucrative than success in sportscars, its true potential was never seen in period

Formula 1
Jan 28, 2023
Why Vasseur relishes 'feeling the pressure' as Ferrari's F1 boss Plus

Why Vasseur relishes 'feeling the pressure' as Ferrari's F1 boss

OPINION: Fred Vasseur has spent only a few weeks as team principal for the Ferrari Formula 1 team, but is already intent on taking the Scuderia back to the very top. And despite it being arguably the most demanding job in motorsport, the Frenchman is relishing the challenge

Formula 1
Jan 27, 2023
The crucial tech changes F1 teams must adapt to in 2023 Plus

The crucial tech changes F1 teams must adapt to in 2023

Changes to the regulations for season two of Formula 1's ground-effects era aim to smooth out last year’s troubles and shut down loopholes. But what areas have been targeted, and what impact will this have?

Formula 1
Jan 26, 2023
Are these the 50 quickest drivers in F1 history? Plus

Are these the 50 quickest drivers in F1 history?

Who are the quickest drivers in Formula 1 history? LUKE SMITH asked a jury of experienced and international panel of experts and F1 insiders. Some of them have worked closely with F1’s fastest-ever drivers – so who better to vote on our all-time top 50? We’re talking all-out speed here rather than size of trophy cabinet, so the results may surprise you…

Formula 1
Jan 25, 2023
One easy way the FIA could instantly improve F1 Plus

One easy way the FIA could instantly improve F1

OPINION: During what is traditionally a very quiet time of year in the Formula 1 news cycle, FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has been generating headlines. He’s been commenting on massive topics in a championship that loves them, but also addressing necessary smaller changes too. Here we suggest a further refinement that would be a big boon to fans

Formula 1
Jan 24, 2023
How can McLaren keep hold of Norris? Plus

How can McLaren keep hold of Norris?

Lando Norris is no longer the young cheeky-chappy at McLaren; he’s now the established ace. And F1's big guns will come calling if the team can’t give him a competitive car. Here's what the team needs to do to retain its prize asset

Formula 1
Jan 24, 2023
What difference did F1's fastest pitstops of 2022 make? Plus

What difference did F1's fastest pitstops of 2022 make?

While a quick pitstop can make all the difference to the outcome of a Formula 1 race, most team managers say consistency is more important than pure speed. MATT KEW analyses the fastest pitstops from last season to see which ones – if any – made a genuine impact

Formula 1
Jan 23, 2023