BMW Sauber F1.08 - nose winglets 14 March 2008
This is, without doubt, one of the most radical solutions seen so far in 2008 and was introduced by BMW Sauber to try to optimise the F1.08's balance. The solution provides a better quality of airflow to the car's sidepod inlets and rear end, without generating a noticeable amount of downforce. The on-board camera housings (1) have been placed at a level where they redirect air towards the 'delta winglets' (2), thus improving the flow of air to the car's sidepods. This is especially important, as BMW Sauber have followed the trend to taper the car's sidepods at the bottom, with smaller inlets and radiators of a smaller cross-sectional area.