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Ferrari F60 - rear-view mirror mountings 14 January 2009

In a bid to dramatically reduce downforce levels, the 2009 technical regulations have effectively outlawed the various fins and winglets that had become a familiar feature on the sidepods of Formula One cars in recent years. But they haven't stopped Ferrari creating these innovative rear-view mirror mountings. The F60's mirrors are in a similar position to those on its predecessor, despite the new car having shorter sidepods than the F2008. Their mountings attach to the lower section of bodywork, creating a vertical turning vane similar in concept to that introduced by BMW Sauber on their F1.08 last year, a concept which was subsequently copied by most teams, including Ferrari.