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GP Week : Issue 115
Now called FanVision, the new G3 is available for sale with our best experience ever, including an ultra-bright 4.3 inch LCD screen, the ultimate in personalisation, more data, stats and camera angles than anywhere else. Our classic version is still available for weekend rentals. Experience Formula 1TM like never before. Save 20% when you reserve online! F1.FanVision.com There have been big changes at Kangaroo TV. YOUR RACE, YOUR WAY Get the next generation in fan enhancement. Click HERE to go to Technical Update: Turkish GP The teams’ return to Europe signals the start of a series of major technical updates from all the key players, as Technical Editor Paolo Filisetti explains Istanbul is the first race of the European leg of the Championship. Due to this fact, it was expected that most of the teams, thanks also to the three week gap between the previous race and this one, would start to introduce an array of changes on the cars. This was partially true, especially of those teams, which, in the first three flyaway races, underperformed, who tried to recover by means of some aggressive development. One of the those was Ferrari, which in fact brought to Turkey a new aero package that included a new front wing, a new rear wing, a revised floor and revised brake ducts. All these items had to prove their positive effect in terms of performance improvement. In the end, the first part of the weekend, qualifying included, didn’t confirm that. For qualifying all the aforementioned items were in fact stripped off the car, as they didn’t work well as a whole. For Sunday, the team kept using just part of the package, notably brake ducts, and a sort of mixed solutions for the wings. On Sunday the race pace was actually good and the overall balance of the car pretty good. In detail the new front wing is different from the previous one in many areas. The central pillars (1) converge towards the rear of the nose. The flap (2) is divided into two sections which have different profiles. the endplate is now thinner and more curved towards the outside, while the outermost vertical shield (3) is now more advanced than before. Another team that brought interesting changes on the car to Turkey were Renault. In particular, the development concentrated on many small details. One solution in particular recalls Ferrari – in fact the front wing of the Renault R 31 now features elongated central pillars in a similar fashion to those adopted by Ferrari since the start of the season. It is interesting to note the fact that the on board cameras, are now placed between the two pillars, in a similar fashion to Mercedes. Despite this innovation, Renault slightly underperformed, compared to the average level of performance shown in the previous races. A huge development package is expected from Renault in Barcelona. For your daily dose of Formula 1 news ... 12