Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

Technical innovation is what makes Formula 1 so different from any other form of racing. The on track action is as much played out by the engineers and aerodynamicists as it is the drivers. We are here to admire, study, and discuss this beauty that exists on the ragged edge of what we think is possible, or at least what we thought was possible.

For more technical intrigue, be sure to check out this year's previous testing days.

Discussions and questions are welcomed and encouraged in the comments section below.

Testing Day 11 - Bahrain


Red Bull

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

More problems for Red Bull.

Lotus

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

Lotus E22 rear end detail. The plate of bodywork connecting the rear crash structure and the diffuser seems to be wider for Lotus than for other teams.

Note the E22's asymmetric rear-wing support on the center line. The exhaust outlet is also slightly off center.

Sauber

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

Sauber, nice side view of the finger nose, kind of explains perfectly how it all goes together and works

@ScarbsF1

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

Sauber rear brake duct, not hot air exit outboard through the wheel instead it routed inboard to exit near the RW

Sauber, this saves the heated air warming up the wheel and the tyre.

@ScarbsF1

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

Engine failure for the Ferrari-powered C33. The inclination around the paddock is that the Ferrari engines are more thirsty than the Renault and Mercedes offerings.

Toro Rosso

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

Toro Rosso pitot tube testing the air coming off of the STR9's front wheels and into the sidepods.

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

Toro rosso new sidepods (tested all week) more sloped and new cooling exits

@ScarbsF1

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

Toro Rosso new nose with arched gaps between the wing mounts and finger

@ScarbsF1

Williams

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

Williams continuing their particularly tight bodywork packaging around the rear of the FW36 chassis.

Marussia

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

Seems @Marussia_F1Team decided to simply remove the cooling cover on top of the sidepod today

@SomersF1

Caterham

Technically Formula 1 - Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 7

CT05 rear end detail.


For more technical intrigue, check out Bahrain Pre-Season Testing Day 8 (Final Test).

[Select images from F1technical.net, @SomersF1, and @ScarbsF1]