Williams mounted the mirrors onto a wavy lateral cockpit fin in such a way that both driver enjoys improved rear view but also offering improved airflow management over the sidepods. The two smaller cockpit winglets function in conjunction with the strake enhancing the aero positive effect.
Marussia adopted on the M03 a complex combination of cockpit vanes, featuring two small winglets surrounding the aerodynamically shaped mirror mounting, followed by a single lateral strake of wider span . Such combinations have been already seen over past seasons on Lotus, Mc Laren, Mercedes and Ferrari . The shape and attack angle of the winglets actually create lift but they contribute stronger on decreasing the lift created by the sidepod tunnels .
The MV02 since Turkey races with a new completely vertical and simpler mirror mountings, leaving behind the more sophisticated Viking horn design. A change likely to be linked with the new higher nose cone raced a race after in Spain, offering less blockage caused by the mirror body to the flow over the sidepods and towards the rear, without of course having a negative impact on rearview visibility .
STR5 mirrors are mounted on the cockpit sides and so the team need not to revise them due to FIA outboard mirrors ban rule taking effect since Spanish GP.
Outboard mirrors ban rule forced Sauber also to revert its mirrors close to the cockpit zone since Spain .