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Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid - S-shape brake duct fin

12 Jun 2015

Introduced in Canada recently, this design shows how Mercedes are not only the class leaders in power units, but also at the forefront of aerodynamic innovation.

Their S-shape to the fin (red arrows) on the inner edge of the brake duct assembly is a Formula One first. Its purpose is to better direct and manage the airflow outside the front wheel.