More front wing downforce drives Alonso

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It is no secret that Renault have put high hopes on their Barcelona update, and the Grand Prix even stunned their own guys. Apart from their new elongated engine cover, the French team also developed a new front wing that features important changes to the bridge element. In order to add downforce and driveability, the upper element is now split up in downforce generating aerofoils on each side and a central bridge section. The latter is now an almost perfectly round bow over the nose cone. The outer elements that are designed for downforce are now wider and have an increased surface. At their connections to the central bridge bow, Renault also added tiny endplates, a first in bridge wing designs.
The wing was first used at the Spanish GP but was tested at first by Nelson Piquet during the pre-european Barcelona test.

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