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20 Jul 2014

Lotus have really struggled to realise the potential of the E22 this season with issues from the Renault power unit causing their fair share of these.  However a complex asymmetric design was also bound to be fraught with issues too and makes aerodynamic changes even more difficult.  With temperatures rising at Hockenheim the team decided to install and trial some additional cooling inlets under the roll hoop.

It's unclear what the team were looking to cool, whether it be an oil cooler that the team had also moved or whether it was simply just additional cooling for the powerunit.  The team didn't race these additional inlets however, as, as we know any additional apertures results in increased drag and so the team clearly took the decision that the cooling advantage either wasn't required in Germany or didn't supersede the drag component.



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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