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Sauber C31-Sidepod panels


        The sidepod panel has an interesting wavy shape which gives it a significant key role on overall aerodynamic efficiency of rhe rear end of C31 . The middle section is leaning inwards to divert air around the panel surface and sidepod sides . The portion of air coming from the inner bargeboard zone flows around the sidepod bottoms with the help of the lower section of the panel which acts as fence . Additionally the outer leaning outwards mini fence (in yellow)  has a double role : the upper section acts  as a vortex generator across the vertical axis while the lower section diverts away from the car  the airflow coming  from the outer surface of the bargeboard , with both functions aiming drag reduction .

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