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Brawn BGP001 - front-wing design 28 March 2009

As well as its controversial diffuser design, the Brawn also features a very innovative front wing. Situated very low at the front, the wing boasts sophisticated endplates (1), divided into two sections to better direct the airflow (purple arrows). An inventive horizontal splitter (2) creates a kind of venturi effect under the chassis, while the steering arm (3) has been located level with the lower wishbone to lower the centre of gravity. The engineers have also added a small spoiler (4) to each side of the nose cone.