In the following full photo gallery, we can see the most recent Formula 1 innovations, updates and technical features on the Ferrari SF-23 car based on images taken on Thursday at the 5.793-kilometre Autodromo Nazionale Monza paddock. Get to see the key updates introduced by the Maranello team for the following round on the 2023 Formula 1 calendar, the Italian Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend at the Monza circuit in front of the Tifosi
Just a few hours remain until the action kicks off on the Monza track. As always, the teams are assembling their single-seaters and getting them ready for the “display car procedure,” showcasing some components outside the boxes.
The initial shots from the ever-punctual Spanish journalist Albert Fabrega reveal low-downforce wings for everyone, but also the choice of certain teams to differentiate the rear wing setups between their two drivers for comparative tests during FP1.
In the “Temple of Speed,” we will naturally witness the lightest wing configurations of the season to enhance maximum speed by reducing aerodynamic drag. However, braking stability and traction coming out of the two chicanes are also two crucial factors to avoid excessive tire stress, meaning a compromise is still necessary to tackle high-speed corners like the Parabolica (named after Michele Alboreto) and the Curva Grande without losing too much time.
From a quick initial comparison, it seems that Ferrari has the lightest wings, while McLaren, Alpine, Aston Martin, and Red Bull have opted for solutions with medium-low downforce.
Ferrari is bringing an ultra-low downforce rear wing to Monza, featuring a thin lower profile that’s nearly parallel to the ground, even more so than what was seen in Baku.
The front wing of the Prancing Horse also undergoes modifications in the pursuit of the right aerodynamic balance (which was lacking in Zandvoort), and a significant cut can be observed in the upper element to reduce the load.
McLaren, since introducing the new aerodynamic package in Austria, will be competing for the first time on a very low downforce circuit, and presumably, that’s why they need to gather data by conducting comparative tests between two different setups on their drivers’ cars.
Similar work is in progress for Red Bull, where Perez’s RB19 will be fitted with a wing featuring a cut that reduces its load.
It’s worth remembering that the FIA is expected to introduce a new directive (TD018) aimed at limiting wing flexibility in Singapore and is already closely monitoring all deformations. We’ll see if the teams start testing more “rigid” solutions this weekend in terms of attachment points and materials.
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