Are my eyes deceiving me or is the halo strut now much much wider than at Spa?OO7 wrote: ↑Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:36 amI'm not sure if this has already been mentioned, but another of the upgrades brought to the Spa race weekend, was a new fairing for the central support strut of the Halo. In profile view the new fairing is curved, whereas the old version was straight.
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Mercedes also trialled a couple of different cooling solutions on the car (none were new AFAIK):
The top arrangement first seen at Spa, appears on first glance to be less elegant and more bulky than the older style which was almost identical (looking at the rear), but with the ducting placed lower along the flanks of the car. I think the purpose of the new arrangement, rather than purely cooling, may have been designed to allow a greater mass flow of air through the coke bottle region.