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01 January 2006

Toyota TF106 - front end detail

So far, little has changed over the TF105B. The front wing sports the same endplates (1) and deep-spoon main profile as on the previous car. The suspension is also the same, with the front, lower wishbones separate, and connected to the lowermost chassis corners (2), in a similar fashion to on the McLaren MP4-20. The 'keel-less' design has aerodynamic and dynamic benefits. It provides a very low roll centre, important for reducing camber angles. The elongated splitter (3) under the cockpit helps in dividing the airflow under the car and improving the efficiency of its bottom. The nose fins (4) remain, creating good airflow management to the car's rear and improving front-end balance.