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Toro Rosso STR5 – Back to Hungarian front wing spec since Singapore

STR5 raced the Hungarian front wing spec with the complicated endplates since Singapore .

Toro Rosso STR5 – Further modifications to the front wing at Monza



To reduce a bit the heavy drag loads created at high speeds Toro Rosso added a low height slopping outwards vertical fence at endplate’s horizontal section which was also reverted back to the flat slotted design .

Toro Rosso STR5 – Heavily revised front wing endplates at Hungary


A highly sophisticated front wing was launched at Hungary . The flaps of the wing may look similar to the old spec having now a thicker gurney tab  but a closer  observation to the endplates details reveals how complicated the new ones are . The endplate’s horizontal section is now vented featuring  a small Venturi channel to speed up the airflow passing under it . At the outer side of the Venturi channel there are multiple slots  , a similar design also noticed to Renault ‘s endplates .


Toro Rosso STR5 – Back to Turkish front wing spec at Valencia

STR5 used at Valencia ( GP Europe )  the front wing version first presented at Turkey with the longer cascade winglets .

Toro Rosso STR5 – Reduced cascade winglets length for Canadian front wing spec



The STR5 front wing’s cascade winglets are actual a combination of three different elements , a double profiled close to the endplates winglet , a middle smaller double profiled section and an inner single flap acting as air stabilizer . That inner section was rejected at Canada because it would create unwanted airflow disturbance at very high speeds .


pre- Canada

Toro Rosso STR5 – Revised front wing endplates at Turkey

Turkey , new spec


The front wing raced at Turkey had a new flat endplate horizontal section . The former version featured a wide Venturi channel and offered greater amount of downforce  but the new flat one, which is slotted , reduces the car frond end pitch sensitivity making the car more stable and predictable to driver commands .


old spec

Toro Rosso STR5 – Car Front aero update at Hungary

since Hungary

Toro Rosso added a pair of fences under the nose cone at Hungary to increase the quality of air passing under the nose and towards the underbody aiming to generate more downforce created by the car body .


Toro Rosso STR5 – Bahraini front wing spec


STR5 raced at Sakhir a triple profiled front wing with complicated cascade winglets which was very similar to the one tested by Red Bull RB6 during pre-session testing . The nose cone camera winglets are placed at the nose tip in order to increase the quantity of air passing under the nose cone ,  giving  the nose a distinctive hammerhead shark’s  shape  .

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