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Tech Glimpse: Ferrari’s Barcelona upgrades

Tech Glimpse: Ferrari’s Barcelona upgrades


Ferrari Formula 1 team were among most of the teams who brought upgrades to the Spanish Grand Prix in order to hold its ground its ground against Mercedes in the F1 title fight, despite the Silver Arrows introducing a radical nose and bargeboards, along with various other revisions. 

Although Ferrari’s upgrades were not as high profile as its main rivals, the team did, however introduce a range of new devices to improve aerodynamics for the Spanish Grand Prix, most notably a new bargeboard.


The old bargeboard use to just be a flat area, with no elements on its main side, however the team have now introduced a diverter in order to move the airflow which comes front the front of the car, which could result in a more positive airflow towards the back of the car, eventually leading to the generation of more downforce.


Ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix, the Scuderia also introduced a double T-Wing despite the safety concerns ongoing about the device, which has fallen off on several occasions – most notably Bottas in China and Bahrain.

Ferrari’s new introduction for Spain is quite heavily inspired by the McLaren T-Wing, which has been a popular design in the paddock, which was first copied by Sauber at the last race in Russia.