Red Bull RB13
In Monza Red Bull used the rear wing that Daniel Ricciardo tested in Friday practice at the previous round in Belgium. The flap has a wider chord than on the Mercedes or Ferrari, but is almost flat, and the main plane has a very short chord. The aim was to maximise top speed – and to try and make up for the power deficit of the Red Bull’s Renault engine relative to the top two teams. It worked – Ricciardo finished fourth, having sliced his way through from a 16th-place grid slot.
Monza’s monumental speeds mean it has some rather unique requirements when it comes to aerodynamic set-up, with low drag being the order of the day. Here we review some of rear wing designs seen over the Italian Grand Prix weekend, including Red Bull’s very aggressive – but ultimately very successful – solution…
The Italian team introduced yet another new wing in Italy and here we can compare and contrast with the design used last time out in Spa. That one has a spoon shape, a different wing pillar, and two monkey seats (the regular one, plus an additional smaller one).