Formula 1

Video: Mercedes vs Alfa Romeo – Formula 1 wing airflow explained

Simplified front wing rules for 2019 designed to make it easier for Formula 1 cars to follow one another resulted in a range of different approaches from teams.

Nowhere is that more apparent than by comparing Mercedes’ and Alfa Romeo’s designs, with the five-time world champion outfit taking a more conventional approach while the former Sauber squad opted for a radical solution.

Ahead of the start of the new season, Jake Boxall-Legge takes a closer look at the two concepts to explain the different ways in which their wings attempt to manage airflow.

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