Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez pitlane at the Mexican Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.
Ferrari SF90, bargeboard
Up close and personal with Ferrari’s bargeboard region, note how it uses slots in the upper elements to mirror slots in the lower surfaces in order that it maintains legality.
Ferrari SF90, rear suspension
The area around the rear tyre has been developed heavily by teams in recent history and as we can see from Ferrari that means a plethora of slots and winglets are being used to control how the airflow spilt off the rear tyre impinges on the flow around the rear coke bottle and into the diffuser. In the case of Ferrari, it’s interesting to see the slot in the floor to the left of the vertical strake.
Ferrari SF90, rear wing
A close up of Ferrari’s rear wing for Mexico, as the team utilises what would ordinarily be seen as a high downforce configuration.
Ferrari SF90, front wing