Ferrari F2008 - new rear wing profile 05 April 2008
For the same reasons described in the article on Ferrari's front wing changes for Bahrain, the team have also introduced a new profile at the rear. It has a flat central section, with the outer extremities bending noticeably upwards (yellow arrow). The main advantage of this configuration is that it prevents the blocking of airflow in the section close to the endplates, reducing the drag this problem normally generates. At the same time, the flat central section provides sufficient downforce to guarantee rear-end grip, balancing it with the load produced at the front, so as to maintain appropriate handling.