Tech Bite: Toro Rosso debut revised floor slots in Spain

Toro Rosso's next big update may be coming in Austria but the team did at least wheel out a new floor for Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen in Barcelona.


Tyre squirt is airflow pushed laterally into the diffusers path by the deformation of the rear tyre, reducing downforce.

The team not only adopted the L-shaped rear-tyre wake slot that can now be seen on almost every car up and down the grid, in one form or another, they also introduced another slot ahead of that (marked in yellow).

This slot is also L-shaped and will assist the rear slot, working in combination with the vertical floor strakes to combat 'tyre squirt'.