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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buckingham, UK
Re: Honda Elephant Ears
They were basically intended to promote front downforce by moving the air flow around the barge board area. Apparently they didn't work all that well, as they were only run once in practice.
It's quite possible that their wind tunnel or CFD told them to expect a gain, and it didn't pan out on the circuit. A gap in the correlation of test and track data is probably one of the reasons they are struggling so much right now.