New to the calendar, the fast, open layout of the street circuit is unlike any of the other temporary circuits. Because the track is more flowing, and with a number of straights, downforce levels were lower than Monaco, for example. This placed an emphasis on engine power and efficient aerodynamics, again, in contrast to other street circuits.
A new front wing required new supports for both the upper and lower elements © Scarborough (Click to enlarge)
However, the higher speeds attained required heavy braking for the several tight turns, thus brake cooling was a major consideration. Even with their larger inlet ducts, in the race Ferrari decided to remove the wheel fairings at their first stops to improve cooling.