TF108 follows trend to move mirrors outboard

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Toyota have visibly learned a lot from Renault's R27, especially in the sidepod area. Similar to the R27, the mirrors are now also attached to the sidepod shields, albeit a little more detached from the air-guiding panel (1). In fact they have also taken measures not to be warned by the FIA for too vibrant mirrors. While Renault had to add a small strut, the TF108 has its sidepod panel attached with two firm carbon fibre connections (2). Additionally, the rear wheel flipup has extended more to the front of the sidepod (3), almost as long as was the case with the R27.




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By PNSD on 12-01-2008 at 21:31

As much as I like the look of the new car, I cant help but feel its a last ditch attempt for the top, so they\'ve copied the best bits from every other car!!


By Steven on 12-01-2008 at 23:15

Well I really hope they can get it together. They apparently realise now that adding bits here and there don\'t help, so the improvements look absolutely promising to me.
Their aim is actually to be subtop this year and hopefully battling with BMW Sauber and Renault. I think from what can judge by our eye they are well on their way.


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