Formula 1
Formula 1
24 Oct
-
27 Oct
Event finished
01 Nov
-
03 Nov
Event finished
14 Nov
-
17 Nov
Event finished
28 Nov
-
01 Dec
Event finished
R
Australian GP
12 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
86 days
19 Mar
-
22 Mar
Next event in
93 days
R
Vietnamese GP
02 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
107 days
16 Apr
-
19 Apr
Next event in
121 days
30 Apr
-
03 May
Next event in
135 days
07 May
-
10 May
Next event in
142 days
21 May
-
24 May
Next event in
156 days
R
Azerbaijan GP
04 Jun
-
07 Jun
Next event in
170 days
11 Jun
-
14 Jun
Next event in
177 days
25 Jun
-
28 Jun
Next event in
191 days
02 Jul
-
05 Jul
Next event in
198 days
16 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
212 days
R
Hungarian GP
30 Jul
-
02 Aug
Next event in
226 days
27 Aug
-
30 Aug
Next event in
254 days
03 Sep
-
06 Sep
Next event in
261 days
R
Singapore GP
17 Sep
-
20 Sep
Next event in
275 days
24 Sep
-
27 Sep
Next event in
282 days
08 Oct
-
11 Oct
Next event in
296 days
R
United States GP
22 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
310 days
29 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
317 days
R
Brazilian GP
12 Nov
-
15 Nov
Next event in
331 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
26 Nov
-
29 Nov
Next event in
345 days

F1 teams debut prototype 2019 front wings

shares
comments
F1 teams debut prototype 2019 front wings
By:
Jul 31, 2018, 8:38 AM

Williams, Force India and Red Bull provided a first glimpse at Formula 1’s 2019 front wing regulations on the opening morning of the two-day test in Hungary.

Force India VJM11 front wing detail
Williams FW41 front wing detail
Nicholas Latifi, Force India VJM11
Williams FW41 front wing detail
Williams FW41 front wing detail
Williams FW41 front wing detail

The teams had publicly declared their intent to run experimental front wings at the Hungaroring and opted to do so immediately on Tuesday morning.

Williams and Force India completed multiple laps with the new device, which is 200mm wider and 25mm deeper and features less complicated endplates and wing elements.

The Red Bull and Force India designs featured four flaps above the main wing plane, with long, slightly curved endplates, making it an in-wash front wing.

This stops teams being able to push the air around the outside of the tyre.

The Williams wing had similar endplates but four flaps above a main plane that splits in two either side of the middle, similar to its 2018 design.

Turning vanes were absent from both, as dictated by the incoming rules.

Red Bull kept its run plan simple with Daniel Ricciardo completing an out-lap at the beginning of the day, while Williams tasked Oliver Rowland tasked with multiple out-laps.

Nicholas Latifi completed several out-laps before conducting a low-speed multi-lap run, seven seconds off the pace, with aero rakes attached.

The teams will be looking to get baseline data from these runs so they can correlate their simulation work back at the factory.

This morning’s test started with all nine participating teams hitting the track early.

Brendon Hartley set the early pace for Toro Rosso on a 1m20.306s, ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris and Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson.

Antonio Giovinazzi (Ferrari), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) and George Russell (Mercedes) are also driving on Tuesday, while Toro Rosso has a second car for Formula 2 racer Sean Gelael to conduct Pirelli tyre testing.

Haas is absent from the test as it did not feel participation was its best use of resources.

 

 

Next article
Issue #35 of GP Gazette is now online

Previous article

Issue #35 of GP Gazette is now online

Next article

Gasly: Blue flags made me realise how well I was doing

Gasly: Blue flags made me realise how well I was doing
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Event Hungaroring testing
Location Hungaroring
Teams Force India , Williams
Author Scott Mitchell