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29 September 2007

Toyota TF107 - front rim shields

Toyota have introduced front rim shields (yellow arrow) in Japan to improve the TF107's aero efficiency. Similar to those introduced by Ferrari at the British Grand Prix, their purpose is to extract the hot air generated by the brakes and divert it so as to accelerate the airflow passing underneath the car. The shields also reduce turbulence in the area close to the car's sidepod turning vanes.