The upgraded BRDC British F3 car for 2020 has broken cover, offering a first detail glimpse at the major changes made for the new season.
The modifications, produced in conjunction with chassis builder Tatuus, means that the car will take a rather different look for the new season, while also posing a new challenge for each team and driver.
The major differences include the addition of an Advanced Frontal Protection device, new Mountune engines, and a heavily revised aerodynamic set-up including a new front wing assembly, barge boards, revised engine cover and fin and a heavily changed rear wing set-up.
Each team has now received the new upgrade package, and some squads have already commenced their pre-season testing programmes. Images of the new-look car are available below, alternatively, click here to view the car in more detail.
New front wing
The new front wing layout includes revised wing end plates.
Advanced Frontal Protection Device
The new Advanced Frontal Protection Device will help to deflect debris away from the driver, as well as acting as a secondary roll structure.
The new barge boards in front of the side pod inlets will further aid the aerodynamic performance of the car.
New engine cover and fin
A slimmed down engine cover with added 'shark fin' will aid airflow to the rear wing
New Mountune engines bespoke to BRDC British F3, including revised valve-train components, control systems updates, newly designed wiring looms and a pre-heater system that allows the engine to be brought up to temperature without being run in the garages beforehand.
New Rear Wing
New profiles for both the carbon fibre main plane and flap with in-mode angled back endplates, with the assembly allowing for an overall higher rear downforce setup.
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