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GP Week : Issue 70
Technical Update: Abu Dhabi GP BEING the last race of the season, there were not many changes on the cars, but being a completely new track, some teams still introduced new elements as a special testing session for the 2010 season. This was the case of Williams, which adopted a slightly revised front wing, featuring some elements similar to the front wing assembly of the Brawns. Brawn itself slightly modi ed the barge boards in front of the sidepods, reducing the area of those introduced in Brazil. 1 -- Williams revised front wing Williams slightly revised the front wing assembly rst introduced back in Singapore, featuring the 'Brawn' style front wing with a double curved endplate in place of the previous single one. Also of interest is the adoption and revision of the main wing pro le, featuring curved downwards extremities instead of standard horizontal ones. Additionally, the pro les placed on top of the main wing pro le were slightly modi ed featuring a mor e sinuous pro le compared to the previous version 2 -- Brawn revised barge boards Besides its front wing revision, Brawn modi ed the barge boards that were introduced in Brazil. A new, smaller front bargeboard in front of the sidepod has been adopted, featuring the same sort of saw tooth pro le as the upper edge, introduced in Brazil. 3 -- Brawn revised front wing This weekend, very small changes were e ectively introduced on the BGP -- one of these small changes is represented by the same additional vertical n introduced in Spa and placed on the outermost section of the endplates. Another is a small revision of the upper double additional pro les, slightly reduced in their width and featuring an increased curved upwards pro le. As mentioned previously, these changes were also featured on the Williams FW 31. It may have been the last race of 2009, but there were still aero tweaks necessary at Yas Marina, reports GPWeek Technical Editor PAOLO FILISETTI 3 2 1 F1 NEWS >> 11