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Williams FW29 - front wing development 08 September 2007

Williams introduced a revised front wing at last week's Monza test. The wing, which mirrors the one adopted by McLaren at the Spanish race, will probably be retained for the rest of the season. Although this doesn't add much to the car in terms of downforce - not useful at Monza anyway - it does improve the FW29's cooling capacity by splitting the airflow impacting the profile's central curved section (red arrows) in two. A second, indirect benefit is that the car can run with smaller air vents on top of its sidepods, a change which improves its aerodynamic efficiency at this ultra-fast track.