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Seven Formula 1 team have brought updates for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix aimed specifically at reducing drag and maximising top speeds on the long straights of Monza.

While all teams will be trimming their car’s downforce levels to the bare minimum, most have also produced refined components for the fastest track on the F1 calendar. AlphaTauri, Alfa Romeo and Haas have not gone down this route.

Some teams, including Ferrari and Williams, previously brought their new parts to Spa-Francorchamps, but chose not to run them.

F1 teams’ updates for Italian Grand Prix

Here are all the car updates confirmed by the teams to the FIA for this weekend’s race:

Mercedes

Front Wing

Reason for change: Circuit specific – balance range

Difference: “Reduced camber flap.”

Description: “Reduced camber front wing flap to reduce the front wing load to suit Monza and the low downforce rear wing.”

Rear Wing

Reason for change: Performance – drag reduction

Difference: “Reduced camber beam wing.”

Description: “We have introduced a reduced camber beam wing to reduce load and drag to suit the specific characteristics of Monza.”

Red Bull

Rear Wing

Reason for change: Circuit specific – drag range

Difference: “Rear wing flap chord length”

Description: “A trim has been applied to the existing low downforce rear wing-flap to further reduce load and therefore drag specifically for Monza.”

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Ferrari

Ferrari rear wing, Monza, 2022
Ferrari rear wing, Monza, 2022

Beam Wing

Reason for change: Circuit specific – drag range

Difference: “Lower Downforce Beam Wing design”

Description: “Single element beam wing introduction in order to adapt to Monza circuit layout peculiarities and aero efficiency requirements. This component was already exposed in Belgium, but not fitted to the car at the time”

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McLaren

Front Wing

Reason for change: Circuit specific – balance range

Difference: “Revised, shorter chord front wing flap.”

Description: “In order to balance the car in a low drag configuration we have brought a revised front wing flap, which is shorter in chord and so reduces front wing load.”

Rear Wing

Reason for change: Circuit specific – drag range

Difference: “Shorter chord rear wing flap.”

Description: “We have brought a smaller rear wing flap to Italy that is an option to allow us to run lower drag.”

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Alpine

Beam Wing

Reason for change: Performance – drag reduction

Difference: “Removal of Beam Wing Gurney. “

Description: “The removal of the Beam Wing Gurney will reduce the drag for the low downforce circuit we have here in Monza”

Aston Martin

Front Wing

Reason for change: Circuit specific – balance range

Difference: “For this event we have a new front wing flap which reduces the chord of the final element with associated re-profiling. These components were brought to a previous event but not used on track.”

Description: “This component is to reduce front wing load to achieve lower aero balances with a smaller rear wing.”

Rear Wing

Reason for change: Circuit specific – drag range

Difference: “The new rear wing has a shorter chord flap compared to the previous low-drag version. These components were brought to a previous event but not used on track.”

Description: “The geometric changes reduce rear wing load and hence drag to allow the car setup to be optimised for the characteristics of this circuit.”

Williams

Beam Wing

Reason for change: Circuit specific – drag range

Difference: “Optional smaller single element beam wing. This wing was previously available and declared for Spa but was not fitted to our car at that event”

Description: “By making this change, it lowers both the downforce and the drag to suit the specific circuit characteristics at Monza”

This article will be updated.

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