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Revealed: Mercedes cooling idea that F1 rivals are looking at

One of the fascinating aspects about the battle between Ferrari and Mercedes this year has been how their performance has swung between qualifying and the race.

United States GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Austin pitlane at the United States Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

Tech verdict: How teams cruised through Mexico City’s altitude

The Mexican Grand Prix provided a significant challenge to drivers and teams alike, as the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez sits 2250m above sea level. This makes it an outlier on the Formula 1 calendar in terms of altitude, meaning teams had to focus their efforts differently in order to get close to their usual levels of performance.

Mexican GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Mexico City pitlane at the Mexican Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

Japanese GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Suzuka pitlane at the Japanese Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

The soul-searching that led to Ferrari’s drastic turnaround

Ferrari was not expected to win in Singapore - it wasn't even expected to be second best. But it scored its best points haul of the season, which came as a result of a technical review that stemmed from its early season disappointment

Singapore GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Marina Bay pitlane at the Singapore Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

Tech verdict: How Ferrari got it so right in Spa and Monza

Ferrari’s back-to-back victories in Belgium and Italy saw the team capitalize on the SF90’s more aerodynamically efficient design philosophy, but that’s not to say it didn’t have to make further adjustments to usurp its adversaries. We investigate how Ferrari got back on top with the help of Giorgio Piola’s latest illustrations.

Italian GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Monza pitlane at the Italian Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

Belgian GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

As F1 returns from its summer break, Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Spa-Francorchamps pitlane at the Belgian Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

F1 tech race: Giorgio Piola on 2019’s rear wing updates

We are already past the halfway point in the Formula 1 season, and so far we’ve seen plenty of great work done by the teams to improve their performance. As always, Giorgio Piola has kept a close eye on these improvements – so we can take a look through the story so far…

F1 tech race: Giorgio Piola on 2019’s finer details

We are already past the halfway point in the Formula 1 season, and so far we’ve seen plenty of great work done by the teams to improve their performance. As always, Giorgio Piola has kept a close eye on these improvements – so we can take a look through the story so far…

F1 tech race: Giorgio Piola on key 2019 developments

We are already past the halfway point in the Formula 1 season, and so far we’ve seen plenty of great work done by the teams to improve their performance. As always, Giorgio Piola has kept a close eye on these improvements – so we can take a look through the story so far…

F1 tech race: 2019’s nose and front wing updates so far

We are already past the halfway point in the Formula 1 season, and so far we’ve seen plenty of great work done by the teams to improve their performance. As always, Giorgio Piola has kept a close eye on these improvements – so we can take a look through the story so far. Let’s start with front wings and noses…

How Mercedes drivers have gone different ways on start systems

Mercedes knows that one its best opportunities to overhaul Max Verstappen for the lead of the Hungarian Grand Prix will come on the charge to the first corner – which makes the race start potentially key to its outcome.

Hungarian GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Budapest pitlane at the Hungarian Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

Racing Point introduces upgraded suspension for Hungary

Racing Point has brought a new suspension upgrade to the Hungarian Grand Prix, becoming the latest Formula 1 team to add an extended upright bracket to the pushrod.

German GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Hockenheim pitlane at the German Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

Racing Point seeks to "bring balance" to RP19 with upgrade

Racing Point has brought a new upgrade package to the Formula 1 grand prix in Germany, as the team seeks to "bring balance" to its RP19 car.

Tech insight: Mercedes reveals German GP aero update package

Mercedes has unveiled a number of new updates for its home Formula 1 race at Hockenheim, including a new turning vane assembly, front wing and bodywork.

Insight: How F1's first ground effect era revolutionised the sport

Formula 1’s 2021 car look set to bring a proper ‘ground effect’ concept back to the sport for the first time since it was banned at the end of 1982.

Tech analysis: F1’s 2021 changes by the numbers

Although the 2021 F1 rules have not yet been finalised, the ideas are advanced enough for Motorsport.com’s technical editor Giorgio Piola to imagine how the new generation of grand prix machinery will look.

British GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Silverstone pitlane at the British Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

Tech insight: Williams introduces new bargeboard package

Williams has emerged in Silverstone with a new bargeboard package, as it seeks to reinvigorate a difficult Formula 1 season at its home grand prix.