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BMW Sauber F1.08 - barge board development 16 March 2008

This solution (circled) was the first aero development the team applied to the car, even before the 'delta winglets' were added on the nose, and remains an important part of the car's basic aero package, after both wind tunnel results and CFD calculations confirmed its importance in increasing the efficiency and stability of the F1.08. The barge board development manages the airflow in the troublesome area in front of the sidepods. As well as providing the correct cooling, the solution directs the flow of air to the rear end of the car, in particular towards the main profile of the rear wing.