Force India reveals bold shark-fin winglet addition at Singapore GPForce India has revealed a bold series of more than 30 mini-wings on the top of its Formula 1 car’s shark fin at the Singapore Grand Prix.
As its car emerged in the pitlane at the Marina Bay circuit on Thursday, it was spotted with more than 30 winglets situated at the top of its engine cover.
The aim of these will be to help increase load at the rear of the car, as well as direct the airflow to the T-wing and rear wing in a better way.
Force India’s T-wing is also a more aggressive version than had been spotted before, with the three separate elements now featuring double planes – with strengthening mounts in-between the two elements.
With downforce at such a premium around the Marina Bay circuit, Force India’s solution is unprecedented and shows the outfit is not easing off despite its comfortable points position in the constructors’ championship.
Despite its warring drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon, Force India has racked up 113 points this season and is 58 clear of fifth-placed Williams.
The Force India developments are likely to be one of several new concepts that teams will try out as they bid for a maximum downforce approach to the Singapore GP weekend.
Mercedes has been spotted with a revised shark fin as well in Singapore, without the cut-out section in the tail that has been used up until now.
The German manufacturer’s British-based team has been vulnerable in Singapore in the past, struggling hugely in 2015 and only narrowly defeating Red Bull last season.
Force India has revealed a bold series of more than 30 mini-wings on the top of its Formula 1 car’s shark fin at the Singapore Grand Prix