Honda RA108 - nose cone 'buffalo horns'

Honda introduced a visually interesting modification to the front end of their car at Spa. They replaced the standard (flat) onboard camera housings with curved ones that resemble those introduced by Williams at the start of the season. These elements clearly have an aerodynamic function, diverting...

Honda RA108 - barge board developments

Honda have introduced a revised aero package in Germany. A curved vertical fin (red circle) now connects the boomerang-shaped winglet in front of the sidepods to the rearmost edge of the barge board. This solution is not dissimilar to one introduced by BMW Sauber at the start of the season and has...

Honda RA108 - engine cover winglets

During pre-season testing back in February, BMW Sauber added two profiled winglets to the F1.08's engine cover. At Silverstone Honda have adopted a similar solution, adding two centrally-positioned wide winglets (see circled area and arrow) to the RA108's engine cover in an effort to improve the...

Honda RA108 - front wing development

For Monaco Honda introduced a series of small changes, in various areas of the car. A couple of the most interesting were to be found at the front (compared here to the configuration from the last round in Turkey). Two inclined trapezoidal winglets were added to the inner face of the front wing's...

Honda RA108 - 'elephant ear' nose wings

This solution, debuted in Spain, is Honda's radical-looking interpretation of the nose winglets introduced by BMW Sauber to optimise the car's balance. They don't generate significant downforce, but instead help divert airflow horizontally, improving the quality of the airflow directed to the car's...

Honda RA108 - additional sidepod venting

Malaysia's tropical weather means teams face a cooling challenge. The high humidity hinders the correct flow of air through the car's radiators, so most squads try to find 'on site' solutions to guarantee the proper dissipation of hot air, without spoiling aerodynamic efficiency. Reliability is...

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