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Gallery: Key F1 tech shots at British GP

A selection of the best technical images from Silverstone courtesy of Giorgio Piola, Sutton Images and LAT images.

Gallery: Key F1 tech shots at British GP
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF70-H with cockpit shield
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF70-H with cockpit shield
1/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

Red Bull Racing RB13 in the garage with aero sensors
Red Bull Racing RB13 in the garage with aero sensors
2/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

The RB13 outfitted with Kiel probe arrays behind the front wheel in preparation for FP1 as the team looks to collect data in the opening few laps.
Ferrari SF70H, brake ducts
Ferrari SF70H, brake ducts
3/19

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Close-up detail of the fins connected to the left rear brake duct fence.
Red Bull Racing RB13 front brake and wheel hub detail
Red Bull Racing RB13 front brake and wheel hub detail
4/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

From this shot of the RB13's front brake assembly, note the team's use of three larger drill holes, followed by two larger drill holes.
McLaren MCL32 rear wheel hub detail
McLaren MCL32 rear wheel hub detail
5/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 steering wheel
Renault Sport F1 Team RS17 steering wheel
6/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

The Renault RS17 with its vanity panel exposed, showcasing the third damper detail.
Mirror at the Ferrari SF70H of Sebastian Vettel
Mirror at the Ferrari SF70H of Sebastian Vettel
7/19

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

A new wing mirror and fin arrangement installed on Sebastian Vettel’s car to complement the shield cockpit protection that'll be run for several laps in FP1.
Mirror at the Ferrari SF70H of Kimi Raikkonen
Mirror at the Ferrari SF70H of Kimi Raikkonen
8/19

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

For comparison, here's what the regular wing mirror set-up, installed on Kimi Raikkonen's car, looks like.
Sahara Force India F1 VJM10, new front wing
Sahara Force India F1 VJM10, new front wing
9/19

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Force India has a new front wing available to it at Silverstone - featuring three full-length upper flaps, while the mainplane has one less full-length slot along its width.
Sahara Force India F1 VJM10, old front wing
Sahara Force India F1 VJM10, old front wing
10/19

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Sauber C36 front brake and wheel hub detail
Sauber C36 front brake and wheel hub detail
11/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

The C36’s front brake duct has become as complex as what is utilised by some of the lead teams - with numerous airflow channels used in order to displace heat and move air from one place to another for aero reasons.
Haas F1 Team VF-17 front brake and wheel hub detail
Haas F1 Team VF-17 front brake and wheel hub detail
12/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

The VF17’s front brake assembly sans drum cover exposes the inner detail. Note the chevron drill pattern used to dissipate heat from the disc - it is used to allow for the maximum quantity of holes without affecting structural integrity.
Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 nose, front suspension and chassis detail
Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 nose, front suspension and chassis detail
13/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

A shot of the STR12 during preparation, with no nose or vanity panel leaving in full view details of the suspension, pitot stack and upper section of the ‘S’ duct.
Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 front brake and wheel hub detail
Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 front brake and wheel hub detail
14/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

Williams FW40 in the garage
Williams FW40 in the garage
15/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

Sahara Force India VJM10 in the garage
Sahara Force India VJM10 in the garage
16/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 rear wheel hub detail
Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 rear wheel hub detail
17/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

The W08’s rear brake assembly sans brake drum cover exposes the caliper and brake disc detail.
Williams FW40, front wing
Williams FW40, front wing
18/19

Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Felipe Massa's car outfitted with the new front wing pillars, complete with slot, as the car was pushed to scrutineering.
Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 in the garage
Mercedes-Benz F1 W08 in the garage
19/19

Photo by: Sutton Images

Exposed W08 chassis gives up a huge amount of detail as the car is prepared for action.
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