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TECH TUESDAY: Three ways the teams have tried to claw back performance under F1's radical aero regs

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Mark Hughes and Giorgio Piola

The teams have come up with ingenious but controversial solutions to aero development in 2023. Why have some been outlawed and some allowed by the FIA? F1 technical expert Mark Hughes explains, with illustrations from Giorgio Piola.

Now that the radical new aero regulations of 2022 are maturing, we are beginning to see solutions on the cars which appear to go against the main objective of the regulations – which was to improve the quality of racing on track by making the aerodynamic wake of the car ahead less disruptive for the following car.


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