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Renault R25 - nose ballast 23 September 2005

Successful car's secrets often come out late in the season. The R25 is believed to house a simple, but clever one in its nose, with ballast in its foremost section, in a similar fashion to that introduced by Ferrari at Monaco. In the R25 the amount of ballast can be varied according to need and its effect is enhanced by the nose's drooping profile, which keeps the ballast as low as possible, hence helping to maintain a low centre of gravity. The solution aids the car's handling, smoothing its dynamic behaviour.