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However, while his boss was angry at the situation he felt unfair, the technical staff was completely focused on getting out of the hole he found.

A series of small updates that appeared early in the season helped turn things around. He scored 39 in the next four races, as he scored only 5 points in the first four races.

Although not added to the Austrian Grand Prix tally last weekend, the team placed a marker on the Red Bull Ring. This was probably the biggest update I’ve seen from any team on the grid so far.

Aston Martin AMR21 Front Wing Comparison

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The changes start at the front of the car and make small but meaningful changes to the top flaps of the front wing. Most of the flaps have not changed, but the tip section has a noticeable bulge that alters the path of downstream airflow (red arrow).

The revised gable cluster changes are the cornerstone of the overhaul. The changes will undoubtedly affect the flow structures that reach them, while at the same time improving the performance of new components installed in downstream vehicles.

Aston Martin AMR21 Gable Cluster Comparison

Aston Martin AMR21 Gable Cluster Comparison

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As you can see in the comparison, the truck has only enough parts to fit in one car, and the team previously stated that the execution of the update was based on the order of the championship, but Lance Stroll was prioritized. I did.

The changes include a more prominent lower boomerang winglet (green arrow), an additional slot (blue arrow) added to the main vertical element to create a feather-like surface, and a floor ax head section. Also rises to create a wave section that looks like the back floor (red arrow).

Aston Martin AMR21 new fins

Aston Martin AMR21 new fins

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The team also added two vortex generators on the wings of the side pods. This is because it appears to force airflow through the shoulders of the side pods. The shoulders of the side pods already have striking fins protruding at a 45 degree angle.

Aston Martin AMR21 floor comparison

Aston Martin AMR21 floor comparison

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The floor also got a lot of attention and was added, removed and changed to improve overall performance.

Next to the side pods, the team added additional fins (highlighted in green) and counted from 3 to 4. However, if previously two clusters of crescent-shaped fins were mounted around the notch in the floor, we chose to remove one set altogether (highlighted in red).

Aston Martin AMR21 floor detail

Aston Martin AMR21 floor detail

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Aston Martin also paid close attention to the area just in front of the rear tires. The large winglet cluster was sitting on the edge of the floor, given a more winding transition, rather than the stepped approach (inset) we did earlier.

Aston Martin AMR21 Diffuser Comparison

Aston Martin AMR21 Diffuser Comparison

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The team also made subtle adjustments to the outer corners of the diffuser, rounding the shape of the gurney-like flap that surrounds the diffuser body (marked in green).

The top slot has also been shortened, and as a result of the changes, the metal reinforcements have also been relocated (highlighted in yellow).

Race rewind

Aston Martin Racing AMR21 New Hello Fin

Aston Martin Racing AMR21 New Hello Fin

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The series of updates that arrived at the Austrian Grand Prix took place after the series of steps were introduced in the early stages of the campaign.

The team has a decent upgrade package for the Portuguese Grand Prix and has also made some minor changes at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

The changes introduced in Baku addressed the flow around the cockpit where a set of Mercedes-like serrated door mirror stems was deployed, but the boomerang winglets on the halo were a pair on either side of the halo. The small fins were prioritized and discarded.

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