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Spyker F8-VII - revised sidepod winglets 07 April 2007

Spyker introduced a major aero upgrade in Malaysia. There are several radical changes, many to the rear of the sidepod profile, but also some at the front, where the winglets (red arrow) are now longer than before, with their lower profile curving inwards to connect to the sidepod itself. This allows them to better split the airflow in this area close to the sidepod air inlets. This is turn improves cooling capabilities, which is paramount to engine reliability, especially in the intense heat at Sepang.