This year represents the last of the 2009-spec technical regulations. The front wings of this era best represents the thorough pace of development and iteration that characterises Formula One.
Renault R29 (2009) vs Williams FW35 (2013)
It’s almost astonishing to compare the ultra-minimalist, no element wing of the Renault R29 against the chaotic multi-element carbon fibre medley wing of the Williams FW35.
Here’s the Lotus E21, the R29′s direct descendant:
Here’s another starking comparison, between the two prancing horses bred from the same stables.