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Toyota TF109 - cockpit strakes 13 July 2009

A new feature on the Toyota in Germany was these triangular strakes on the side of the cockpit, immediately ahead of the sidepods. Their purpose is to realign the airflow and reduce the amount of lift on the top of the leading edge of the sidepod. The team also ran a new, Nurburgring-specific, high downforce rear wing. Toyota may not have scored points in Germany, but the updated TF109 did show some impressive pace, with Jarno Trulli clocking the second fastest race lap.