Racing Point has come up with a new nose that is a departure from the unique nose they have been using since the mid 2015 F1 season and they have also changed a few details on the front end to complete the new aero package.
In Germany, Racing Point RP19 debuted a new cooling system with differently positioned radiators inside the engine compartment and sidepods and a new rear wing, complementing the package with front-end changes that arrived in Belgium.
The surprise is the rejection of a unique nose that had two horizontal air intakes with horizontal strakes, which has been featured in various configurations since the 2015 British GP when Force India unveiled a ‘B-version’ of their car, which helped them secure a fifth place in the constructor standings in a drastic form upturn in the second part of the season.
The new nose has usual thumb shape with a central extension and elevated lateral canals around the nose, as used by all teams except Mercedes.
With a new nose configuration, Racing Point also dropped the ‘cape’ that extended behind the old nose (yellow), and they also changed the air vanes behind the nose that hang from the chassis (orange).
The new nose is complemented by new front wing carriers (pink) first seen on the 2017 McLaren that have been copied by numerous teams in the meantime, with three vertical slits on each side.
Racing Point also added pair of ears which are located on the chassis between front suspension members, adding some airflow control in this area, despite not using S-duct.
Racing Point has also prepared a new rear wing for Belgium, which has even lower downforce than the wing used in Canada and Baku.