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Ferrari F10 – Modified Canadian front wing spec at Monza


        The wing used at Monza was a revised Canadian spec with twin inner triangular fences instead of one to further  improve car’s  underbody aerodynamic performance . The second extra one was mounted on the main plane while the first is mounted on the second plane


F10 , under nose vanes – further update for China

   Bahrain ( Sakhir )

The under nose vanes were revised further at China , having now a more roundy lower front section to smoothen the airflow passing inside the vanes tunnel  towards the rear

  China  (  Sinopec )

F10 front wing – back to the Canadian spec for Belgium


   Ferrari reverted back to the low downforce Canadian spec for Spa

F10 , front wing – minor changes for Hungary


      The additional endplate’s bulge , which houses a part of the wing activator mechanism  , ( first presented at Silverstone  alongside with the triple profiled wing ) was abolished at Hungary revealing that the  flap activator mechanism was further revised  .



F10 , front wing – endplate changes for Germany

September 28, 2010 3 comments


           The endplates featured at Hockenheim a new profile with their  front bottoms only to bend outwards  so as  to increase the width of the channel under the wing profile and the amount of air entering under the wing in an attempt to generate more front  downforce .


   Germany( Hockenheim)

F10 – Under nose vanes update for Bahrain


The car was equipped with a new set of vanes placed  under the front suspension’s lower wishbone at Sakhir . The new set is directly attached onto the chassis while the older version featured two inclined pillars to hold the vanes . The pillar-less version offers a better airflow under the car as the air blocking pillars are now removed . Lastly the new  set does not feature anymore the saw-tooth upper profile towards the rear like the older version which helped to reduce turbulence ,  probably because the new shape offers a cleaner airflow .

Bahrain ( Sakhir )

F10- new front wing for Silverstone

September 26, 2010 1 comment


       A new higher downforce  tripled flapped  wing was adopted for Silverstone  with slightly revised cascade winglets  . The main profile has now a W-shape in order to speed the air passing under the centre zone and closer to the endplates  .  Nevertheless the endplates remained unchanged . This was the 5th front wing spec since launch time .




     Lastly the wing ‘s endplates feature an extra  bulge revealing that the flap activator mechanism  was revised also .

F10 , front wing – back to the pre-Monaco version at Turkey , small change at Canada

        Ferrari raced the pre-Monaco wing version at Turkey while at Canada the pre-Monaco version featured a  small additional fence  to the inner second plane  .

F10 – Front wing modifications at Monaco

September 24, 2010 1 comment


           At Monaco teams usually add flap in order to gain extra downforce but Ferrari instead preferred to reduce the flap’s inner chord probably to improve the airflow under the car and towards the diffuser

F10 , front wing – Melbourne revisions


          The revised endplates , presented at Melbourne had a lower in height (1) and  more curvy outer fence (2 & 3) and a new more curved outwards rear end (4) to better direct airflow around the front tyres . The rear vertical tab at the former version is now rejected (5) .Finally the bulbus (6) area on the outer endplate’s surface , housing the flap moving mechanism ,  is now gone . Possibly the mechanism responsible for the flap angle motion by 6 deg may have also been revised .


F10 , front wing – Bahrain and winter testing specs comparison:


       Ferrari from the very first winter test at Valencia run a new revised front wing with new cascade winglets and modified wing planes . The new cascade winglets [1] of reduced span , are more boxy and have also a small inner endplate and the second plane features now a new inner wavy profile [2] . Finally the inner fin attached on the inner rear endplates surface was also removed [3] .


     The endplates were  revised also , having now  the outer fin  between the winglet and the endplate rejected [4]  ,  a new rear end [5]  , a slightly revised winglet  [6] , an additional horizontal triangular fin to the  floor’s rear outer surface [7]  and finally small revisions to the flap angle activator mechanism [8]



        The changes aim to increase front downforce and frond end grip  to counter face the mechanical grip loss by the reduction of the front wheels size .

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