Piola on the 2019 Monaco tech specials

Piola on the 2019 Monaco tech specials

Monaco is always the scene of innovative technical adjustments from Formula 1 teams as it is such a different circuit to anything else they encounter all year. Here's the best of the 2019 additions so far

It's tough to drive a Formula 1 car around the streets of Monaco. Taking a car lacking in downforce around the tight two-mile circuit is one of F1's greatest challenges, and hence the round is usually accompanied by a burst of aerodynamic appendages to capture a little more grip.

As top speed around Monte Carlo is usually an irrelevance, the aero devices that crop up are usually creators of 'dirty downforce', from which the cost of drag is a lot greater but that is less of a hindrance when considered against other circuits.

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