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Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid - rear-wing endplate changes

28 Sep 2015

Mercedes were back on form in Japan, where they continued to add developments to their car, among them this new endplate design on the rear wing.

The inset drawing shows the endplate the team had used all season up until Suzuka. The main difference on the new version is the much longer vertical slot on the endplate’s leading edge (main drawing, lower right arrow - contrast with inset drawing, lower right arrow). The rest of the wing is based on the design used in Bahrain, also shown inset, with cuts in the flap where it meets the endplate (upper left arrow) and a small gurney flap on its exit edge.