F1 2023 Italian GP: Team upgrade List

The Italian GP always demands specific configurations, especially for the rear wing. This will be the main area of focus for F1 teams this weekend, although other improvements will feature on track.

Wet weather conditions have disrupted plenty of free practice sessions in 2023. Whilst this provides a greater challenge for the drivers, rain often prevents teams from collecting meaningful data.

With dry skies forecast for the Monza circuit, there will be an opportunity to test new components and complete vital running.

Below are the confirmed upgrades for this weekend:

Red Bull (2)

  • Front wing (circuit-specific)
  • Rear wing (circuit-specific)

Mercedes (2)

  • Rear wing (performance)
  • Rear wing (performance)

Aston Martin (1)

  • Rear wing (circuit-specific)

Ferrari (2)

  • Rear wing (performance)
  • Front wing (circuit-specific)

McLaren (6)

  • Front wing (circuit-specific)
  • Front corner (performance)
  • Rear wing (circuit-specific)
  • Rear wing endplate (circuit-specific)
  • Rear wing (circuit-specific)
  • Rear corner (circuit-specific)

Alpine (1)

  • Beam wing (circuit-specific)

Williams (1)

  • Front wing (circuit-specific)

Haas (0)

Alfa Romeo (2)

  • Rear wing (circuit-specific)
  • Front corner (performance)

AlphaTauri (4)

  • Front wing (circuit-specific)
  • Beam wing (circuit-specific)
  • Rear corner (performance)
  • Other – rear view mirrors (performance)

The majority of upgrades introduced this weekend are circuit-specific, owing to the specific nature of Monza.

However, these improvements will be critical all the same – especially for the likes of McLaren, who have suffered from a shortage of low downforce rear wings in 2023.

The Woking team introduced more upgrades than any other team this weekend, partly because of its rushed development programme this season.

Other teams, such as Red Bull and Mercedes, have performance updates, capitalising on the high-speed nature of the Italian venue.

Further down the order, Alpine and Williams – expected to have strong pace this weekend – have brought minor modifications.

Haas is the only team without anything new in Monza, with the American team forced to sacrifice their mid-season development and work with a relatively limited budget.

Author: Jaden Diaz-Ndisang