Back in 2006 when the Honda did not perform as well as expected at the beginning of the season, the team developed special ears located close to the cockpit. The curved panels - upper part of the image - directed more air into the sidepods and removed some turbulence around the cockpit. The panels survived the winter and were on the current RA107 until now. Honda have now added flow conditioner wings, much alike those at Renault. Contrary however to their French colleagues, Honda added end plates and kept the actual winglet shape simpler.
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