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Toro Rosso STR5 – Exhausts development during season

STR5 throughout 2010 season raced three different exhaust outlets configurations .which are the following

Periscope , blowing between the suspension wishbones

( launch , Australia , China)

Periscope surrounded by bodywork , to improve car’s cooling

( Bahrain , Malaysia , Spain to  Belgium   )

Close to floor ( Exhaust Blown Diffuser ) to blow and energize diffuser boosting downforce production

( Italy to Abu Dhabi )

Toro Rosso STR5 – Floor splitter

STR5 floor splitter has side vertical fences to better divide airflow inside and outside the bargeboard zone offering a smoother and cleaner airflow around the sidepod bottoms . The quality of airflow was improved further after the addition of the under nose cone fences since Hungary .

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 – Floor side fences

To prevent flow interaction between airstream coming above and below the floor , STR5  floor features side fences . Any flow interaction would create extra drag and would effect negatively car body downforce production .

Toro Rosso STR5 – Mirrors

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.

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