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BMW Sauber F1.06 - front-end detail 20 January 2006

Viewed from beneath the front of the car, it is apparent how the area (circled) around the front barge boards is aerodynamically 'clean' - the airflow approaching it is not disrupted by any of the suspension elements, despite the fact that for 2006 the bottom of the boards must be 5cm higher than before. This is made possible by adopting a 'no-keel' solution for the front suspension, attaching the lower wishbones directly to the body. Also visible is the way the nose cone drops down noticeably in comparison to last year's car, sporting very low front wing pillars.