Last year I was able to acquire a piece of the PS01B and one of the last developments Brunner and his team put on the Minardi, the blown diffuser. Blown diffusers were not new; indeed they had gone out of fashion that very year, as the periscope design was the trend.
An odd bit of tech has been appearing in the pitlane this season. Although not new to F1, the past few races have had a FOM pitlane camera running on cables over the pitlane. This appears to be the same rig used at every race, which is good news for future races, with the great pitlane and pit straight images it gives us.
In the two second that is a good F1 pitstop, the hardware and detail gets missed behind the twenty or so mechanics working on the car.
Each GP, Pirelli technicians fit hundreds of tyres to wheels. The process they use is very similar to your road car tyres being fitted, only very much faster!
Teams deliver their wheels and tyre requests to Pirelli. The wheels are matched to the tyres ready for the fitters to start work.
With huge media and fan attention Red Bull launched their RB10 last week at Jerez. Much of the cars aero has been kept simple to get through the difficult early testing period, but some 2014 specific features are evident around the front of the car and are worthy of some close analysis.