Some of the long-awaited update pack broke a guard in the Monaco pitlane on Thursdayand photographers are getting the first glimpses of what the revised W14 will look like.
The Mercedes update includes new bodywork – including revised side struts – front suspension and a new floor.
But Mercedes is not alone in debuting new parts. Here’s the full rundown of what each team brought to the Monaco Grand Prix.
Rear wing – Greater rear wing span biplane rake
compared to other options.
Suspension – Swingarm cover reworked for steerability
Rear Corner – Updated RBD furniture, brake cooling intake and suspension fairings
Rear Wing – Higher downforce upper rear wing and lower rear wing design
Front Suspension – Upper wishbones of the front pick-up raised.
Floor fences – change the slope of the fence
Sidepod Inlet – Wide and tall Sidepod Inlet
Coke/Engine Guard – Wide Body
Rear Wing – Rear wing flap with increased camber
Back corner – Added a second cascade of cake wings
Front Suspension – Swingarm, Push Rod and Tie Rod Fairing Adjustment.
Sidepod Inlet – Wider Sidepod with a deeper gorge.
Floor edge – In conjunction with the aforementioned side panel update, there is a small cutout in the floor edge.
Rear Wing – More heavily loaded upper plane of the main rear wing, adapted to track characteristics and high downforce.
Beam Wing – Combined with the aforementioned upper rear wing update, the beam wing has more weight due to its double style.
Floor fences – Modified OB fence according to TD-029
Front corner – Larger front brake inlet
Back Corner – Rear Corner Bottom End Plate
Rear wing – High downforce rear wing assembly
Beam Wing – Beamwing with high downforce to match the rear wing assembly
Coke/Engine Cover – A new engine cover with a different shape and different connection to the upper part of the floor
Floor Edge – New floor and fence edge design
Floor Body – New floor body design
Rear Suspension – Redesigned rear suspension covers
Rear Corner – Redesigned rear brake channels
Rear wing – New profile of the main planes of the rear wing
Beam Wing – New beam wing profile (biplane instead of stacked)
Louver Cooling – New Maximum Cooling Configuration – Increased Louver Porosity
Front Suspension – The upper wishbone has a slightly modified steering pattern
Front Corner – Adjusted bottom deflector extent in landscape view within legal limits
Rear Suspension – Minor changes to rear suspension glitches to change sector frequency
Rear corner – Modifications to the inlet and outlet channels of the rear brake channel and related changes in the elements mounted to the IB front end.
Rear wing – There is a new rear wing with more aggressive geometry
Front wing – The evolution of the four profile geometries along the front wing span has been modified.
Front Suspension – There will be several modifications to the front suspension geometry for the next race in Monaco.
Floor body – Compared to the previous floor body, the floor surfaces near fences have changed. The upper surfaces behind the extreme floor fence have been lowered. The detail of the “wrapping” of the floor in front of the rear tire has been modified.
Floor fences – compared to previous floor fences, their slope distribution has changed in accordance with the changes in the roof surfaces of the floor body.
Floor Edge – Compared to the previous floor edge, the new geometry has been narrowed to make room for a wing element that extends from the previous floor edge wing.
Diffuser – Compared to the previous diffuser, the vertical side walls have been modified.
Sidepod Inlet – Compared to previous Sidepod inlets, the intake areas of the radiator duct have been reduced by raising the lower lip.
Coke/Engine Cover – Compared to the previous engine cover, the “undercut” has been modified to fit the smaller side intake.
Front Suspension – The position of the outer tie rod has moved rearward relative to the surface of the brake drum.
Rear Wing – The wing tops have a higher rake angle and incidence, especially in the outboard section of the wing assembly compared to earlier wing designs this season. The lower “beam” wing assembly is a biplane layout that also incorporates elements compared to earlier racing assemblies.
Rear Wing End Plate – The outer surface of the lower end plate has been modified to include a curved vane.
Rear wing – The new rear wing has a larger, more sloping profile. The upper outer connections to the end plates are taller and squarer than on the previous medium downforce rear wing. The leading edge of the main plane is lower in the new wing to present more area.
Beam Wing – The new Beam Wing is larger and more angled than the Beam Wings we ran this year.
Front Suspension – Changing the length of the steering arm.
Front Suspension – The linings of the front suspension components have been changed: tie rod, upper and lower wishbones.
Front Corner – The exit of the front brake hose is enlarged.