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27 Feb 2014

Marussia ran with a very basic configuration in Jerez with not only the car arriving late but initially looking to shakedown the car rather than set competitive times. Not only was the car devoid of DRS in Jerez but an obvious ommision was the Airflow Conditioners that usually adorn the side of the Sidepod. 

For Bahrain the team arrived with a set of freshly designed conditioners that are split into two sections, the more forward section remains vertical whilst the secondary section arcs over toward the Sidepod's shoulder. The Airflow Conditioners were also joined by the implementation of a Vortex Generator located a few inches from the Sidepods outer edge (see the inset in the top right), to be used in combination with the horizontal vane inboard of it and the Airflow Conditioner.

The front of the Sidepod features multiple surfaces in order to enhance the way the airflow moves both into the inlet and around the undercut (see the inset in the top right)


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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