F1 2019 tech: Winners, losers and what comes next

F1 2019 tech: Winners, losers and what comes next

Before the 2019 Formula 1 season resumes at Spa this weekend, we review the technical tricks employed by the teams so far, and what to expect from each over the remainder of the year

Formula 1 isn't a sport, it's a war. Every year, teams bankroll extensive research and development projects to prove their mettle in the annual arms race; hundreds of thousands of dollars are sunk into each aerodynamic appendage, piston ring or splash of fuel to find an advantage worth fractions of a second.

With 2019's slight rehash of the regulations, the focus shifted - and teams had to very quickly get on top of extracting every last drop of performance from the bargeboards. Now, terms such as "boomerangs" and "serrations" have entered the F1 lexicon, having previously been restricted to throwing objects and bread knives respectively.

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