Piola: How teams chased downforce for Monaco demands

Piola: How teams chased downforce for Monaco demands

Bolting on downforce is always priority number one for the Monaco Grand Prix, yet the way teams went about doing so varied considerably in 2019. Technical illustrator Giorgio Piola highlights the pick of the solutions from this year's visit to Monte Carlo

Monaco is completely unlike any other Formula 1 circuit, and it's an especially hard place to give new parts their debut as the race around the streets of Monte Carlo is totally unrepresentative of everything else on the calendar.

With such a focus on downforce, teams like to bring a few specialist parts to find as much traction as they possibly can. Getting the front end to turn into the ever-tightening corners is vital, and anything to alleviate the symptoms of understeer is readily welcomed.

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