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Toro Rosso STR01 - wheel rim shields 06 August 2006

As seen earlier in the year on the Toyota and Ferrari, in Hungary Toro Rosso introduced rim shields for their rear wheels. A carbon lip is applied to the outer face of the wheel with the aim of improving brake cooling, whilst at the same time providing a minor aerodynamic gain by cutting turbulence near the rear wing. As on the Ferrari, the shield extends inside the rim.