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**Bodywork.** Panel fit on cars. Aero is very important, the panel fit on cars is something to look for. Big gaps and panels not flush looks bad as air will leak out and slow car down. Also means car build and set up has not been done to high standard. For example there was one car which had panel fixings which pushed the floor down and meant the front bodywork did not sit flush with sidepods meaning you have disturbed airflow, the floor was not flat either having a bulge from the fixing pushing down. Minor points but they all add up to lost top speed and downforce. **Bodywork.** Panel fit on cars. Aero is very important, the panel fit on cars is something to look for. Big gaps and panels not flush looks bad as air will leak out and slow car down. Also means car build and set up has not been done to high standard. For example there was one car which had panel fixings which pushed the floor down and meant the front bodywork did not sit flush with sidepods meaning you have disturbed airflow, the floor was not flat either having a bulge from the fixing pushing down. Minor points but they all add up to lost top speed and downforce.
-Dodgy repairs. When the bodywork is laid out at the front look for repairs done. If it has a really bad wet layup repair on it then it carries extra weight. If there are riveted repairs then it is not as strong so could flex under load. Also see if on any repairs there are multiple layers of paint, this adds weight and could affect fit of panels.+**Dodgy repairs.** When the bodywork is laid out at the front look for repairs done. If it has a really bad wet layup repair on it then it carries extra weight. If there are riveted repairs then it is not as strong so could flex under load. Also see if on any repairs there are multiple layers of paint, this adds weight and could affect fit of panels.
**Spares.** Teams usually have all their bodywork in the pits on Friday and should be fitting them to check they are interchangeable. Bad news to find in the race you replace some bodywork only to find the fitting is wrong. Should all fit the same otherwise we are back to the drag and slower car again. **Spares.** Teams usually have all their bodywork in the pits on Friday and should be fitting them to check they are interchangeable. Bad news to find in the race you replace some bodywork only to find the fitting is wrong. Should all fit the same otherwise we are back to the drag and slower car again.
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**Freebies.** Less likely each year. **Freebies.** Less likely each year.
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 +An ex-Stig.
 
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