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2019 tech verdict: Mercedes proves its class once again

Join us as we delve into Giorgio Piola’s 2019 archive and bring you insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams throughout a season in the pursuit of more performance. In today’s gallery we will focus on… Mercedes.

2019 tech verdict: Ferrari founders, but then finds form

Join us as we delve into Giorgio Piola’s 2019 archive and bring you insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams throughout a season in the pursuit of more performance. In today’s gallery we will focus on… Ferrari.

2019 tech verdict: Red Bull becomes a disruptor with Honda

Join us as we delve into Giorgio Piola’s 2019 archive and bring you insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams throughout a season in the pursuit of more performance. In today’s gallery we will focus on… Red Bull.

Tech insight: The team using spy cams to gain 2020 head start

Formula 1’s teams have had their 2020 cars in development for a number of months now and, while they have an inordinate amount of historic data at their disposal, there’s one significant piece of the puzzle that has a huge question mark over it – the tyres.

F1 tech race: How Ferrari now follows Mercedes’ lead of 2017

Ferrari arrived in Singapore with two victories under its belt in as many races and a spring in its step. However, those victories were recorded at tracks that suited its low-drag characteristics, so how did it then pull off a win at the street circuit?

Tech insight: How Ferrari is targeting gains to close the F1 gap

Although the Red Bull Ring flattered its shortcomings, Ferrari’s SF90 has clearly not delivered on its early pre-season promises, as the Scuderia’s approach to the new regulations has resulted in a car that has an array of weaknesses, all of which are difficult to overcome during the course of a campaign.

French GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

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

Tech verdict: Analysing the 2019 F1 design trends so far

The teams continue to wage a technical war on one another, as a slew of new parts arrived in Canada that they hoped would boost their respective performances. Here, we delve into those changes and see how more often than not they’re mimicking one another’s design direction.

Giorgio Piola’s F1 tech decades: The big bang 1980s, part two

Giorgio Piola has been at the forefront of F1’s technical coverage throughout his career, helping to make the complex sport we love a little easier to understand. In this series of articles dedicated to his illustrative genius, we’ll uncover the cars that have captured his imagination.

Giorgio Piola’s F1 tech decades: The big bang 1980s, part one

The Monaco Grand Prix marked a significant milestone for Formula 1’s pre-eminent technical journalist, as Giorgio Piola covered his 814th Grand Prix – making it his 50th year covering the sport!

Gallery: How F1 teams made their front wings legal

As the FIA continues to refine its vision of the 2019 aero regulations, three Formula 1 teams have been forced to alter their front wing designs.

F1’s iconic cars: The brutal Benetton B186 by Giorgio Piola

The depth and breadth of the illustrative archive of Giorgio Piola really knows no bounds, with the legendary Formula 1 illustrator having captured 50 years of the sport’s technical endeavors. Join us as we continue to take a look at some of his favourite cars and this time venture into the excess and decadence of the 1980s.

Eight tech tweaks that boosted Mercedes in Australia

Mercedes arrived in Australia as the underdog for the first time in the hybrid era - but once again it scored a 1-2 finish. So what changed between pre-season testing and the first round?

The factors that hurt Ferrari in Australia

Ferrari's failure to follow through on its pre-season testing promise with victory in the season-opening Australian has left fans, and even the Italian team itself, searching for answers.

Pictured: The missing part of Hamilton’s floor

The significance of the damage to Lewis Hamilton’s floor in the Australian Grand Prix has been revealed in images of his Mercedes obtained immediately after the race.

The latest tweaks to the controversial Mercedes wheel design

Mercedes may not have raced with its controversial wheel spacer design for the past few Formula 1 grands prix, but it has not stopped developing the idea as the latest updates used in Brazil show.

Insight: Toro Rosso's latest tech experiments

Red Bull's impending Honda deal means Toro Rosso has been virtually playing a test role for the parent team's 2019 season - but that doesn't mean it has ceased concurrent chassis developments.

Brazilian GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the latest Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Interlagos pitlane at the Brazilian GP on Thursday.

How F1 teams coped with Mexico's unique tech demands

The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit is an outlier on the Formula 1 calendar. Held at altitude, it’s a massive challenge for the teams and the drivers as it requires a totally different approach.

What’s behind F1's latest fashion for floor fins

Formula 1 floor designs have become a tech talking point in the latest grands prix, as two leading teams trialled a unique concept.

Analysis: How wheel rims became F1’s latest controversy

Formula 1’s tight battle between Ferrari and Mercedes this year has meant that incremental gains have swung momentum one way or another.

Analysis: What Ferrari got right and wrong with its upgrades

Ferrari’s return to form at the United States Grand Prix coincided with a eureka moment for the Formula 1 team, as it finally realised that some its recent upgrades have not worked out as it hoped.

How a McLaren idea helped Ferrari and Mercedes
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How a McLaren idea helped Ferrari and Mercedes

McLaren’s design team has no shortage of great ideas, a claim substantiated by the frequency at which its concepts can be found on other cars up and down the grid.

Analysis: Ferrari continues update push despite fading hopes

While Ferrari’s title hopes may have been derailed by strategy and operational failures, on the technical front the team continues to push hard in its bid to close down Mercedes.