New F1 rear wing designs revealed in Montreal

Unsurprisingly, given the logistical challenges involved, there aren’t a huge amount of F1 upgrades on display this weekend.

Mercedes sports the most significant set of parts, as it continues to research ways to alleviate the porpoising issues it currently faces.

Ferrari, as we can see in the main image above, has focused its attention on aerodynamic efficiency, with changes made to the rear wing and wing upper elements so that they work together to reduce drag, without compromising downforce. .

Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL36

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McLaren has also made changes to its rear wing assembly for Canada as it aims for efficiency gains that will also pay off when the wing is used at other race venues later in the season.

The new spec spoon-shaped rear wing can be seen (above) with flo-viz paint sprayed on it, to see if it performs as CFD and wind tunnel tools suggest.

After using additional metal support to combat ground flex since the Miami Grand Prix, McLaren have made further modifications in Canada to help improve reliability and stiffness. The bracket (below) is now mounted further inboard (old position, red arrow and inset) to adjust how the load pulls on the metal bracket.

Also note that there’s a lot of ironwork built into the edge of the ground surfaces, to help create more predictable conditions, which has become a common theme for McLaren in recent years.

McLaren MCL36 seat stay fitment comparison

McLaren MCL36 seat stay fitment comparison

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Alpine also made changes to the rear wing, returning to a higher downforce setup than the one raced in Azerbaijan. After also introducing the stacked beam wing configuration with this lower downforce spec wing, the team also switched to this configuration with their higher downforce configuration.

The solution (below), which closely resembles the one used by Red Bull since the start of the season, sees the elements angled upwards more sharply to match the downforce level of the wing.

Alpine A522 rear detail

Alpine A522 rear detail

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At Aston Martin, it’s much the same approach, as the AMR22 has received a new upper flap for its rear wing (below) to increase downforce without a significant drag penalty.

The flap is more steeply cambered in the center section of the wing, which makes the flap appear higher in this section than the outboard, but you can see the geometric adjustment on the center span of the sponsor of the rear wing.

Aston Martin AMR22 rear wing

Aston Martin AMR22 rear wing

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Aston Martin AMR22 rear wing side view

Aston Martin AMR22 rear wing side view

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Red Bull, AlphaTauri, Williams, Alfa Romeo and Haas all said they had no new aerodynamic components available to them this weekend when submitting updates for the car’s presentation document before the start. ‘event.

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