After having introduced their new front wing at the Spanish GP, the team have already come up with an evolution of the end plates. The new endplate in fact very much resembles that as seen on their old front wing, races at the first 3 races of this year. At Spain however, the endplate extended higher at the front, meaning that is also acted as the endplate of the upper front wing panel. At Monaco, the front height was reduced and the upper front wing panel being a part of it, much a... Read more
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BMW have quickly improved over the winter to become the third team in F1. Yet it is not enough and improvements are coming quickly to close the gap with the leading teams. At Barcelona the team had a new main plane ready for the front wing. It was strangely not tested before during the Barcelona test but instead Mario Theissen only made an announcement on Thursday that the team would run a new item Friday morning. The new main plane is more edgy in the middle than before and aims to... Read more
BMW Sauber have displayed a highly competitive pace during the winter season. Quickly after the initial shakedown a new front wing was introduced that makes it hard to decide whether it has 2 or 3 horizontal planes. Yet again BMW Sauber have found a simple solution by making a cut into the upper - second - panel. It is really impossible to predict the effect of this change although the extra split in the middle of the wing will increase the downforce and drag generated under the nose.
The new BMW Sauber has just been released and appears to have undergone a serious diet over the winter. The upper part of the image shows the new F1.07 and compares it to the F1.06 of 2006. The team have visibly put great effort in the front end as the nose has become smaller and thinner than previously. While the tip of the nose isn't much higher, the monocoque is higher to better fit the suspension. Although this might well increase the centre of gravity of the car, Toyota have al... Read more