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Renault R27 - sidepod development 30 January 2007

The R27 is mostly an evolution of the title-winning R26. The area around the sidepods, however, has undergone some more radical changes. Vertical winglets (left arrow) have been added in front of the sidepod inlets, also acting as pillars for the car's rear view mirrors, which are now positioned Ferrari-style on the external edges of the sidepods. The bottom edge of the winglets now extends along the length of the sidepods (right arrow), eventually connecting with the flip-ups in front of the rear wheels. The aim is to prevent any interruption of the airflow towards the car's rear end.