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Ferrari F2008 - front-axle airflow management 22 March 2008

Looking closely at the cars in the pit lane it is always possible to spot interesting concepts in the front suspension area, including fins, winglets and wing-shaped suspension wishbones. To find the most efficient aerodynamics in this area of a car, the F2008 is a good example. This section of the Ferrari is virtually divided into two parts, with the upper section (top arrow) managing the airflow passing over the sidepods, to feed the rear end's wing profiles. The lower section (bottom arrow), meanwhile, is directed towards the entry of the sidepods and the bottom of the car, feeding the barge boards placed just in front of the sidepods.