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Mc Laren MP4/26A – Sidepod winglet addition


 

Mc Laren added a rectangular winglet  on both cockpit sides to smoothen the airflow passing over them and inside the U-channel created by the L-shaped sidepods and cockpit sides ,  reducing any unwanted turbulence . In the past we have seen similar winglets used by Mc Laren for the same cause but placed on nose sides , an area now unable to carry such winglets due to regulation restrictions .

To better understand the flow dynamics in real time conditions on this area mechanics even needed the use  of flourescent paint .

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