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Formula 1 Preseason Testing Technical Gallery

Formula 1 Preseason Testing Technical Gallery

This week, Bahrain saw the fleet of Formula 1 cars 2024 come to life as pre-season tests began. It gave a chance to take first glances at some of the main technical developments each team made over the winter, building on what they shared (or didn’t) during their respective season launches.

Our technical gallery for Bahrain International Circuit will be updated throughout the event. It includes detail of the Red Bull RB20’s intriguing new sidepod inlet that is much narrower than the design that featured on last year’s championship-winning RB19.

Red Bull RB20 inlet detail. Note the narrow horizontal opening, and even smaller vertical opening tucked inside body.
Mercedes W15 rear suspension detail. Brackley-based Team has switched from a pullrod rear layout to 2024
Aston Martin AMR24, right-front corner. On the first day, both drivers of the Mercedes-engined AMR24 completed 133 laps.
Alpine A524 showing the depth of the sidepod undercut, and the channel carved in the top of sidepod.
Ferrari has made a big effort to improve the rear wing in order to gain some ground on Red Bull, which was equipped with optimal DRS.
Haas front wings include a new wavy component on the outside edge of each endplate
Red Bull fired a warning shot at the paddock after Max Verstappen topped the time charts on the first test day.
The teams were able to gather data on airflow around the car by using aero rakes and tiny probes.
Mercedes rear wing was a topic of discussion. It has a carbon-fibre attachment on the upper flap, which is being questioned for adding another type of vortex. The team claims that it consulted with the FIA regarding the detail
Sauber C44 – Detail of the inner components of the nose
The RB squad, as it was renamed, switched to a suspension system with a single pull-rod in the front. This is the same design used by Red Bull.
Williams was last to shake down their car. The fuel pump and driveshaft issues were the main problems on Day One of testing

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