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Renault R27 - front ears 10 June 2007

Renault introduced horn winglets halfway between the front axle and the cockpit during pre-season testing in Bahrain. These were designed to improve airflow management around the cockpit and reduce turbulence. Now, in Canada, a couple of nose winglets (red arrows) have been added to increase their effect. These improve airflow management immediately in front of, and over, the upper suspension wishbones, cleaning up the airflow directed into the sidepods and towards the rear of the car. This helps overall aero efficiency by reducing drag and turbulence. As a result, the front end of the R27 looks to be sharper than before, with improvement to the car's driveability and overall dynamic balance.