Mercedes has revealed details about the team’s extensive floor upgrade for the W14, introduced at the United States Grand Prix.
Reason for change: Performance – flow conditioning
Difference: “Raised floor leading edge and subsequent tunnel roof reprofiling.”
Description: “Raising the floor leading edge alters the loading distribution on the outer fence, improving flow quality to the rear of the car and hence rear downforce.”
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Reason for change: Performance – local load
Difference: “Extending the forward floor edge flap rearwards “
Description: “Increasing the extent of the high cambered forward section of the floor edge wing increases the local load here, increasing forward floor load.”