Tech: Mercedes' twisted wing explained

Tech: Mercedes' twisted wing explained

Formula 1 teams have come up with a variety of wing solutions for Spa's twin demands of long straight and fast corners. CRAIG SCARBOROUGH highlights Mercedes and Ferrari, plus McLaren's updates

Spa-Francorchamps is technically a low-drag track. It's not that it doesn't require downforce, just that the most demanding corners are taken at high-speed and at those elevated speeds small wings will easily create the downforce required. The smaller wings therefore provide a drag benefit to aid top speed along the straights.

Thus we see teams bring elements of their Canadian Grand Prix packages to Belgium and also test parts ahead of the even lower drag demands of the Italian GP.

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