Ferrari F2008 - inner rear wheel revisions 04 November 2008
In Brazil, Ferrari tried to optimize the F2008 to improve the car's aero efficiency, whilst reducing drag and turbulence. In the crowded area, close to its rear wheels, the F2008 sported revised versions of its inner fairings, which had been extended to completely cover the wheel rim (see inset's bottom red arrow). The cross section of the vertical winglet, placed above the suspension upright, was also increased (see inset's top red arrow). According to the engineers, these changes helped divert airflow in this area, in order to prevent it from disrupting the flow of air hitting the rear wing's lower profile.