The unique wings that F1 teams bring to Monza

The unique wings that F1 teams bring to Monza

The long straights of Monza have always been a unique technical challenge for Formula 1 teams. This is how they adapted their cars for the 2022 Italian GP.

Although the new generation of cars from the Formula 1 they produce a lot more downforce due to the ground effect created by their wings, but that hasn’t stopped the teams from making changes to their designs for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.

Here’s how the teams adapted the front and rear fenders of their cars for Monza:

mercedes

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At the front of the W13, Mercedes lowered the upper wing to better match the low downforce levels of its rear wing.

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To help further reduce downforce and drag, Mercedes has a much flatter and streamlined rear wing.

Red Bull

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Red Bull modified the low downforce rear wing they previously used to reduce downforce and drag.

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Ferrari

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Ferrari introduced a one-piece wing to suit the characteristics of the Monza track. This element was originally tested in Belgium during free practice, but was not used during qualifying or the race.

McLaren

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McLaren fitted a revised, shorter front wing to help balance the car better in its lowest-drag configuration.

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It also works thanks to the smaller rear wing flap also found on the cars of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo in Italy.

Alpine

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Alpine has chosen to remove the so-called “Gurney” flap on its beam wing, in order to reduce drag on its rear wing and therefore on the car in general.

Aston Martin

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Aston Martin Racing has introduced a new front wing which reduces the extension of the wing end element.

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The Silverstone-based team have also brought back their shorter, more aggressive rear wing that they previously brought to Belgium but neither Lance Stroll nor Sebastian Vettel have ever used.

williams

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Williams uses a smaller single-beam wing, which they also took to the Belgian Grand Prix, although it was not used either.


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