As has been the case in recent races, the innovations are already scarce, and the focus is on the analysis of face-to-2016. Mercedes has been one of the teams that has chosen to acquire data for the next year, implementing it in his car what would be a conduit S, but only in Friday’s free practice.
Toro Rosso, for its part, opted for a performance improvement, rounding slightly the upper profile of the flap DRS of the rear wing to improve the aerodynamic treatment of this item.
McLaren tried different options in his front wing, analyzing different variants of its flap top of the front spoiler, an element which, as we have said on several occasions, it is of vital importance because it is the first element to receive the aerodynamic flow which subsequently circulate through the rest of the car.
Several teams probed with various sensors to analyze the behavior of the air in its passage through the body, the suspension elements and tires, highlighting among them the Mercedes in the front wing and the much more voluminous that Ferrari used in the behind to to study the turbulent flow that causes the tire and how it works the air in the vicinity of the diffuser.
With only one Grand Prize still to be won in Abu Dhabi, the mind of the engineers is now focused 100% on creating the car more competitive as possible in 2016. And, with the current regulation, the best way to validate the progress currently made at the factory is use the last few races of the year in order to accumulate miles of knowledge.