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Toyota TF108 - revised rear wing

The TF108 sported a heavily-modified rear wing at the Fuji race. The central pillar (see yellow arrow) was removed, leaving the area between the upper and lower profiles completely clear. This change was introduced to take advantage of the Japanese circuit's 1.5-kilometre straight, by improving the...

Toyota TF108 - Monza-specific rear wing

In Monza the Toyota TF108 sported an interesting rear wing. Most striking was the revised main profile, which featured a pointed entry edge (see red arrow), similar to the delta-profiled wings, which were common in the late 1970s and early '80s. This feature was designed to make the car more...

Toyota TF108 - Monza-specific front wing

As with all the teams, Toyota have adopted a specific aero package for Monza, with narrower main wing profiles and lower incidence angles on the flaps. At the front the standard bridge wing has been replaced in favour of this simple, single-profile design. It features a minimal, almost flat spoon...

Toyota TF108 - bridge wing slits

In Belgium, the TF108's bridge wing featured very long slits (see arrow and inset). Although Toyota did introduce this development briefly during a practice session ahead of July's German Grand Prix, this was the first time the team ran the feature for an entire race weekend. The slits are designed...

Toyota TF108 - shark-fin engine cover

Toyota were another team to introduce the now almost ubiquitous shark fin in Hungary, though it is not clear whether they will keep it for the rest of the season, given its late introduction, which also comes at a circuit with very specific set-up requirements. The concept - and hence benefits - is...

Toyota TF108 - rear wing development

Toyota have brought to Silverstone a modified slitted rear wing (red arrows). Though not entirely new, the wing features a completely revised flap, the depth of which has been reduced at its centre to minimise any airflow blockage. The lower portion of the airflow now passes through the slit,...

Toyota TF108 - front-wing development

Like most teams, Toyota have introduced several aerodynamic refinements on its car for France. Although visually subtle, the number of small changes is impressive. On the TF108's front wing, for example, there are four differences to the one used in Canada. The main profile (1) features a more...

Toyota TF108 - nose winglets

As part of their aero update for Barcelona, Toyota included two wider-than-normal winglets on either side of the TF108's nosecone (yellow arrow and inset). In principle, these are similar to the 'elephant ear' nose wings adopted by Honda. Rather than increasing the overall amount of downforce load,...

Toyota TF108 - front wing revisions

Along with Ferrari, Toyota were the other team to test in Bahrain earlier in the year. However, the Japanese team have taken a very different route to the world champions with their front wing revisions for Sakhir. Their design has a flap which is wider at its extremities (red arrows), ending with a...

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