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BMW Sauber F1.08 - nosecone development 07 June 2008

Canada isn't considered a special track in terms of set-up, but for the first time this season BMW Sauber have dropped the distinctive 'boomerang' winglets on the F1.08's nose (yellow dotted line shows their previous position). They have been removed to aid top speed, particularly on the long final straight, the end of which provides one of the track's few overtaking opportunities. Another interesting change is to the outermost part of the rear flap (inset), which now features an inclined top edge, mirroring the profile of the wing's entry edge. This provides a small increase in flap surface area, enough to help sharpen front-end handling on corner entry.