Latest F1 technical upgrades analyzed
This week, Austria is discussed.
Learn about the F1 Red Bull Ring upgrades below. As always, F1 teams came with a load of changes to the Austrian Grand Prix starting grid.
Williams introduced a major upgrade package for the Austrian GP that hoped would give it a sizeable advantage in the battle for fourth in the championship with Force India – this was not the case in Spielberg however. Since the hybrid era began, Williams had favoured regular bitesize updates as opposed to larger packages, but the influence of Paddy Lowe may be visible in this more significant set of developments.
Firstly, note the extra front brake duct introduced in Canada and run since, with recent races taking place at heavy braking tracks. This development simply supplies the brakes with more cooler, ambient airflow, increasing the amount of heat absorption possible and maintaining the brakes in their optimum temperature window.