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Red Bull RB3 - sidepod winglets 13 April 2007

Introduced in Malaysia last weekend and again present in Bahrain, these elements are similar to those adopted by many other teams, but are notable in how close they are to the front edge of the sidepod. There is a certain resemblance to the winglets on Ferrari's F2007. The whole side profile of the winglet is tilted downwards, helping to divert airflow towards the lower area of the sidepod where the bodywork shrinks inwards, thus reducing turbulence. The upper portion of the airflow is directed towards the rear of the sidepod and works in conjunction with the rear winglets (unseen here) placed behind the car's small cooling chimneys.