Spyker F8-VII - front chassis winglets 14 April 2007
Spyker have the tough job of making a competitive car without the huge financial resources of many of their rivals. They thus have to take minimal gains wherever they can. These winglets (blue arrows), as seen in Bahrain, are one such example, working with the new aero package introduced last weekend in Malaysia. Placed on the front edge of the chassis, the winglets follow the concept of similar devices used last season and adopted by many teams since. They increase front downforce slightly, but their primary function is to clean up the airflow directed towards the cockpit, improving the aero efficiency of the car's central section and the rear wing.