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Technical updates: 2024 British Grand Prix

Red Bull’s new floor and a host of upgrades for Haas are the main areas of focus as teams bring new parts to the British Grand Prix.

The final race of a tripleheader of events on consecutive weekends, Silverstone has still seen a number of teams introduce updates given the proximity to the majority of factories. At the front the most eye-catching development is at Red Bull where a new floor is being introduced, featuring changes to the floor body and floor edge. Only Max Verstappen will run the upgrade, with Sergio Perez not taking part in FP1 as Red Bull runs rookie Isack Hadjar.

At Mercedes there are new front and rear wings which are described as circuit-specific changes for drag levels and balance, while there’s a smaller front brake duct inlet due to the low temperatures in Britain. An update to the rear corner is a pure performance change, increasing local load.

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McLaren has a number of circuit-specific changes, with a lower-downforce rear wing being paired with three beam wing options — high, mid and low load designs — and a cooling tweak on the engine cover that provides better efficiency.

There are performance upgrades at Aston Martin where a new front wing and rear corner have been introduced, while RB and Stake only have a new Halo and updated floor fences respectively.

The largest upgrade package has been delivered by Haas, where there are seven new areas submitted as having been addressed. A new floor includes the floor body, floor fences and floor edge, all working in conjunction to increase downforce. Developments to the sidepod inlet are designed to improve airflow to the rear of the car, also impacting the mirror stay and the engine cover further back.

The final section to be developed by Haas is the rear corner, that has been evolved in response to the updated flow being delivered by the new floor.

Ferrari, Alpine and Williams do not have any new parts submitted for this weekend’s race, meaning any changes can only be in terms of materials rather than design, usually for weight-saving purposes.

Story originally appeared on Racer