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Test 2, Day 1: F1 2020 testing tech updates from the track

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you an update of the best technical images from the Barcelona pitlane on first day of the final Formula 1 test of 2020.

Test 2, Day 1: F1 2020 testing tech updates from the track

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Red Bull Racing RB16 rear detail
Red Bull Racing RB16 rear detail
1/11
The Red Bull RB16 with small chequered stickers on certain points on the rear wing, which are used as reference points for high-speed cameras that are mounted on the car and recording footage of how the wing moves around.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

McLaren MCL35 diffuser detail
McLaren MCL35 diffuser detail
2/11
McLaren has a new diffuser for the second test, this one much less squared-off in the outer section than its predecessor, with the Gurney-like extensions also following suit.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Racing Point RP20 detail
Racing Point RP20 detail
3/11
A close-up view of the Racing Point rear wheel rims, which has a knurled surface to help with heat dissipation

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Red Bull Racing RB16 rear wing detail
Red Bull Racing RB16 rear wing detail
4/11
Another view of the Red Bull rear wing and the chequered stickers placed around the assembly to help the team understand where it’s flexing.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Renault F1 Team R.S.20
Renault F1 Team R.S.20
5/11
A close up of the inlet on the Renault RS20’s nose cape, which draws air into and under the assembly.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Team members examine Red Bull Racing RB16
Team members examine Red Bull Racing RB16
6/11
A cluster of Red Bull personnel crowd around the back of the RB16 to examine the flo-viz that had been painted on the rear face of the wing. They’ve once again added two different colour and consistency flo-viz paints, one either side of the wing, to capture more information for correlation work.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Detail of Valtteri Bottas' steering wheel
Detail of Valtteri Bottas' steering wheel
7/11
A look at the rear of the Mercedes W11 steering wheel, showing that changes made in this area to do with DAS are more to do with the column than the steering wheel itself.

Photo by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

Red Bull rear wheel rim
Red Bull rear wheel rim
8/11
A look inside the RB16’s rear wheel rim, showing the knurled surface on the inner face that helps to control the temperature interface between it, the brake assembly and the tyre.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Renault F1 Team R.S.20 front suspension detail
Renault F1 Team R.S.20 front suspension detail
9/11
A close up of the Renault RS20’s front-end, note how high it has mounted the steering assembly.

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W11
10/11
A good look at the flo-viz on the rear wing of the Mercedes W11 as Hamilton completes a practice start at the end of the pitlane.

Photo by: Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Brake duct detail Alfa Romeo Racing C39
Brake duct detail Alfa Romeo Racing C39
11/11
A close-up view of the Alfa Romeo C39’s front brake duct, showing off the inlets, some of which have fins built-in to prevent marbles clogging them up.

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

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