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Toyota TF108 - front wing revisions 06 April 2008

Along with Ferrari, Toyota were the other team to test in Bahrain earlier in the year. However, the Japanese team have taken a very different route to the world champions with their front wing revisions for Sakhir. Their design has a flap which is wider at its extremities (red arrows), ending with a completely horizontal profile (in contrast to the Ferrari's heavily sculpted shape). This configuration increases downforce, improving the car's front-end behaviour and correcting the understeer on corner entry that was an early problem when this car was originally launched. The TF108's balance now looks pretty good, providing smoother handling and translating into quicker lap times, as reflected in Jarno Trulli's P7 grid position.