Formula 1 has adopted, from a few years ago, an approach less explosive and more progressive at the time to evolve the cars. The impossibility of testing during the season makes the simulation has taken the witness to test private and, as a result, the Big Awards have become the right place to verify that the theoretical data correspond with the practical.
that way, the teams introduce small changes in each race -with small exceptions in circuits aerodynamically relevant as Montmeló or Silverstone-. In addition, in certain circuits with features something more unique, adapt the car in a timely manner.
it Is perhaps the case on this occasion, in which McLaren has modified the endplate of the front wing with respect to that which we saw in Spain and Monaco. In this way, the flow of air is redirected in a different way in the direction of the front tire, always subject to multiple and annoying turbulence. This is, each year, one of the most studied and modified for this reason.
Mercedes not far behind and, in his case, implemented six cuts in the upper plane of the front wing, with a view to modifying the vortices created by the trailing edge. In addition, the German team proved Saturday with a small flap Gurney in the same area to analyze the convenience to generate greater downforce.