Front Wing :

The front wing is one of the more important parts of an F1 car. It is the first part of the car to come into contact with the oncoming airflow as the car powers down the track and is fundamental for setting up the car’s aerodynamic performance.

A well-designed front wing will improve the all-around performance of a car and set the aerodynamics up, directing the airflow over the rest of the car.

The front wing creates downforce for front wheel traction and also directs the airflow around the front tyres to reduce the amount of wake behind it. It utilises horizontal veins, end boards and winglets, all adjustable for fine-tuning to help the car turn into the corner and manage understeer or oversteer. 

Each front wing costs roughly $300,000. 


Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan