Tech: McLaren's wing, engine war and tyre tricks

Tech: McLaren's wing, engine war and tyre tricks

With the current Formula 1 chassis rules soon to be binned, engine development is dominating the technical headlines - while FIA steps to prevent tyre pressure rules being circumnavigated also made the news in Austria

New development parts are thin on the ground at the Austrian Grand Prix, but the engine upgrade race is hotting up and Pirelli's tyre pressure demands are back in the spotlight as the FIA has stepped in to prevent a trick that's become common this season.


The shape of in-season development for 2016 is becoming clear. With the drastically different rules coming in for 2017, teams are cutting back on upgrades and merely refining finer details.

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