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Ferrari F2008 - side nose winglets 06 September 2008

Ferrari have introduced many subtle changes on the F2008 at Spa. One version of its nose cone sports an interesting, if small, addition. Winglets (inset) have been placed on each side of the nose cone just under the suspension's upper wishbone pick-up points. These have the important function of diverting airflow in a way that generates no turbulence close to the crowded section of the car around the front suspension elements. This is pretty important in terms of drag reduction on Spa's long straights. Without the winglets, the front wing angles adopted here would normally lead to airflow impacting directly against the suspension's upper wishbone, generating huge turbulence.