The new wider front wings have caused the endplate to have a significantly different function than was previously the case. Instead of trying to direct air in between the front wheels, this year's endplates aim to direct air around the front wheels. While some teams debuted their cars with solutions to move air both sides of the front wheels, the Brawn way has proven more efficient. Although not the only team with this approach, the front wing endplates of the BGP001 show intelligent design.
The leading edge of the yellow part catches air inside the end plate system, while the outer two plates work in conjunction to efficently direct airflow around the rotating front wheel. The additional outer elements has already proved to be interesting for other teams as many have already copied the design - although less developed but as an add-on on their existing designs.