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Renault R27 - sidepod winglet development 08 June 2007

The Montreal circuit requires a medium to low-downforce set-up, thus most teams will adopt new aero packages in Canada. Since even small details can help improve a car's overall balance, Renault have modified the R27's sidepod winglets for the race. From the very start of the season these winglets have featured two horizontal slits (see inset) to help increase the downforce in this area. With less downforce needed at this track, the slits have been removed and the winglet is now a single, complete, element. Renault are expected to run the revised winglets at next weekend's United States Grand Prix.