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Tech Glimpse: T-Wings return in Monte Carlo

Tech Glimpse: T-Wings return in Monte Carlo

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Despite changes in the technical regulations which banned shark fins and accompanying T-Wings for the 2018 Formula 1 season, teams have found innovative ways to bring back the aerodynamic device ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix. 

Red Bull, who set the standard during Thursday practice, have brought an innovative T-Wing to the Monaco Grand Prix, given its high downforce demands from the cars.

Despite a clear way for teams to run T-Wings right from the start of the 2018 season, most teams didn’t adapt the concept given the lack of gain that would be available on most Formula 1 tracks. However the Monaco Grand Prix features a lack of straights and demands high downforce, particularly with the variety of low speed corners, hence making this concept feasible.

Having already trialed the T-Wing earlier this Formula 1 season, McLaren too arrived in Monte Carlo with a T-Wing design to cope with the high downforce requirements.

Earlier this season McLaren trialed a similar concept, however at a lower position. In Monaco, the team made its position higher than previously trialed.