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Williams FW32 - new front wing 26 September 2010

Williams arrived in Singapore with a completely new front-wing assembly, which is quite similar to Renault's solution. Compared to the older version (top drawing), the new front wing (bottom drawing) features several differences. There is a more pronounced upward sweep of the outer lower wing, just inboard of the endplate. While the former small vertical fence at the outer edge of the endplate has gone (1, upper), the upper flap section now features an extension with a small endplate outside the main endplate (1, lower). It is all designed to help the tyre act like a diffuser, sucking air from the front wing to improve its efficiency. There are also two new flaps in the central section (2) and the main plane twists upwards (3).