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Honda RA108 - nose cone 'buffalo horns' 08 September 2008

Honda introduced a visually interesting modification to the front end of their car at Spa. They replaced the standard (flat) onboard camera housings with curved ones that resemble those introduced by Williams at the start of the season. These elements clearly have an aerodynamic function, diverting airflow towards the horizontal. This makes the airflow more useful to the rear wing, particularly its lower profile, allowing the use of lower wing angles and reduced profile size - both crucial in the pursuit of increased top-speed performance.