For the fast track in Baku, Ferrari has introduced a new front wing with a different endplate design that has a different configuration of the elements near the front wheels.

The front wing of the F1 car today is extremely complex, and although the teams follow the trends and copy the best solutions, the differences are best seen in detail.

Thus, Ferrari in Baku has brought a new front wing that has a different side panel design that influences how the vortices are created at the edges of the wing, which are directed towards the outer side of the front wheels that create huge turbulence and cause great of aerodynamic drag.

The new front wing has a split rear end of the endplate (yellow), where the air is aggressively directed outward (so far it was derived from one part), and a small vertical vane (red) is now fixed to the highest front wing element, which is almost vertical.

Ferrari SF71H Azerbaijan GP F1 2018 Baku front wing new endplates
New Ferrari SF71H front wing endplates for 2018 Azerbaijan GP

On the old front wing, a small vertical vane, which has same orientation as the rear edge of the endplate, is attached to the curved end of the endplate (yellow).

This change on the front wing is not specific to the demands of the fast track in Baku and Ferrari could use it at other races, depending on the correlation of the data collected on the track with the wind tunnel data and CFD simulations.

Ferrari SF71H Azerbaijan GP F1 2018 Baku front wing old endplates
Old Ferrari SF71H front wing endplates for 2018 Azerbaijan GP
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