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Technical Insight: Ferrari adopted a spoon rear-wing to cut drag in Austria

In Austria, Ferrari used a medium-to-low aerodynamic set-up to counter the strong drag that the SF1000 offers on the straights. Ferrari used a ‘spoon' rear-wing throughout the Austrian Grand Prix race weekend to reduce resistance. The spoon wing was also used in the second week of testing in Barcelona, ​​and was also taken to the original season-opener in Australia, but of course never run. The wing has a more neutral main plane in the area where it meets the endplates, while in the central area it has a greater aerodynamic footprint. This reduces the drag, without losing too much in aerodynamic downforce. However, this remains a fairly extreme solution, and Ferrari is the only...
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