The Silverstone track, where next weekend's British Grand Prix will be held, has always represented a crucial point in the season precisely because of its position on the calendar, preceding the Austrian GP by just one week, the 11th of 22 races, and the exact halfway point of the World Championship.
The Nothamptonshire track is particularly technical, characterised by rapid changes of direction such as the famous Maggotts, Becketts and Chapel corners that the 2022 F1 cars will face for the first time, with the possibility that their speeds through that section of track will be decidedly higher than in the past thanks to the downforce generated by the current floors that exploit the ground effect.
Ahead of the Silverstone race, Ferrari have made a number of changes to the F1-75 as they seek to return to winning ways.
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Rear wing used by Leclerc in Canada
In direct comparison with the previous rear wing used by Sainz, it is clear that the trailing edge of the flap has been rounded, and at the same time, the depth of the central spoon of the main profile has been reduced, to lower drag.
F1-75 floor and diffuser
The floor and the diffuser are two elements that are part of the package that will be introduced at Silverstone. The goal is to increase the efficiency of the car for the same downforce generated. In parallel, the aim is to manage porpoising in order to further reduce the ride height.
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