Analysis: New sidepods are first step in Racing Point upgrade | F1 technology

The first step focuses on aerodynamic changes to the sidepods, mirrors and bargeboards, with more to come at subsequent races.
The team has introduced a new concept with its sidepods.
The earlier spec took the undercut under the sidepod inlet and led it all the way back to the exit at the tail of the coke bottle shape.
The sidepod’s inlet area, which is bounded by the internal crash structures, is not changed, but the fin attached to the chassis side that aided airflow into the sidepod’s undercut has been removed.
As well as the sidepods the bargeboards and floor edge are also changed.

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