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Honda RA106 - front wing development 15 July 2006

After the developments seen in North America, Honda sported a completely revised front wing at the next round in France, with a design seemingly following recent trends set by Williams and McLaren. The two additional profiles (upper arrows) are very similar in shape to those on the Williams, with the horizontal slit dividing the profiles in two in what is almost a 'wing-flap' assembly. The extremities of the main wing profile (lower arrows) are now even higher than in the US and Canada. The provides better management of the car's front-end pitch sensitivity and the greater distance from the ground, in conjunction with the two additional profiles, helps reduce turbulence in this area.