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Honda RA106 - larger sidepod shields 23 June 2006

This area of the Honda is continually being revised. In Montreal the 'shields' in front of the sidepods are dramatically larger, longer and higher. These elements seem able to provide better airflow management in this area of the car, with the Renault featuring a similar device here. The car's design in this area is critical to its overall aerodynamic balance, so changes here have the potential for large gains when a team gets it right - or significant losses if they get it wrong.