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Williams FW33 – Nose vanes


Winter testing version


Under the nose there is a pair of vanes , the pattern of which looks similar to the ones used by Ferrari and  Red Bull last season . The purpose is to accelerate and  “format” the air flowing under the high nose box and inside the pillars zone towards the sidepods . A cleaner and better defined airstream  towards radiators guarantee a good cooling , a major key factor for a good  reliability .

The vanes function is directly linked to the way air flows around the sidepods  ,  the bargeboards and diffuser , so a possible aerodynamic change later this season on the later mentioned elements might  trigger a change on vanes as well .

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