Mercedes’ Emilia Romagna Grand Prix updates revealed!

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Mercedes has introduced the most updates of all the teams ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Here’s a list of what’s new and the team’s explanation.

Although more significant updates for the Mercedes W13 are yet to be developed, the team has introduced several minor upgrades ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Here’s what’s new:
  • Reprofiled upper shroud of the side impact spars and the mirror housing
    • According to the team, “these geometry changes have been introduced in order to remove small areas of separated air flow, and by doing so we improve air flow to the rear of the car”.
  • Reduced floor edge curl ahead of the rear tyre
    • This was done to help “remove a small area of air flow separation and improve flow in the diffuser, which results in an increase of rear load”.

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  • Revised lower deflector endplate
    • This helps generate “increased local load on the lower deflector inside the rear wheels, which in turn increases overall diffuser load”.
  • A third side turning vane added ahead of the sidepod inlet
    • These vanes “improve the air flow quality into the sidepod radiator duct and therefore improve the overall cooling of the car”.

Although these updates are not anything major, hopefully they can help the team move in positive direction.

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