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26 Feb 2014

Ferrari took a different approach to many of the teams with their nose design in 2014, having opted for a low slung snout as opposed to the high sharply falling noses of others it makes placing a cooling slot at the tip more difficult. Furthermore drag is a component that the teams have to face but will do their upmost to reduce as much as possible, this means reducing the amount and size of apertures as much as possible. This is even more important in 2014 because of the management of inlet/oulet sizes used to cool the powerunits. With this in mind Ferrari have designed the F14-T with a removal panel on top of the chassis, this can be changed according to the circuit temperatures and individual driver preferences meaning they won't be affected by the induced drag at every circuit.

During day 4 of the pre-season test in Bahrain we see that the team replaced the panel on top of the chassis with one that features two NACA ducts to help cool the cockpit.


Whilst I'm trying to keep atop of the blog you may have noticed of late that there is less content appearing. For those of you that haven't realised, most of my work has now been moved over to where I'm working with Giorgio Piola.

As some of you may have found out already I'm also working with the Missed Apex crew on their podcast from time-to-time, either doing race reviews or dedicated 'Tech Time' shows.

I've embedded the latest version of the podcast below and will update this a frequently as I appear. However, please head over to Itunes if you want it to appear in your player when episodes are available. The show is great to work on and has a great lineup of 'regulars' but has also enticed some bigger names recently too, with Will Buxton and Bradley Philpot on shows during the summer break.

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