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Technology updates GP Canada 2015: bubonic plague on the Silver Arrow

Technology updates GP Canada 2015
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N only 14 days after the winding street circuit in Monaco it for the 10 teams to the full throttle festival in Montreal The long straights on the spectacular Circuit Gilles Villeneuve ensure high top speeds. Only Monza is a tad faster. If you want to win in Canada, you have to have a car with a lot of power and little air resistance.

The developments on the engine are mostly hidden from the fans. The updates in terms of aerodynamics, on the other hand, are all the more recognizable. Especially in the rear, the engineers have again massively reduced wing area this year so that the cars are not braked unnecessarily on the straights. Monkey seats are traditionally threatened with extinction in Montreal. This year only Force India and Williams had installed small additional wings.

Mercedes hides additional coolers under the hood

At Mercedes, the technicians brought a very special update to Montreal. Even from the outside, you could see clearly pronounced bumps in the rear area of ​​the engine casing of the Silver Arrow. When asked, the engineers admitted that an additional hybrid cooler was installed here. After the signs of overheating in the previous year, the world champions wanted to play it safe.

Because of the stop-and-go characteristics and the long straights, the ERS modules are particularly in demand in Montreal. Constant loading and unloading brings the hybrid elements to their limits. Because the next race in Spielberg also requires a lot of electric power, Mercedes will probably be on the road a little longer with the unusual bubonic plague.

Technology updates from Canada

We show in our picture gallery Get you the most important technology updates from Montreal. In addition to the dents on the Mercedes and the shrunk rear wings, we are also presenting many interesting developments on the Red Bull. And we will tell you how the engineers reacted to the FIA's more stringent front wing bending tests.


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