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Ferrari F2005 - optical engine inspection 24 April 2005

Ferrari, with technical partners Olympus, have developed a system to inspect inside the 055 engine without stripping it down. The spark plug cover is removed (B) and an optical probe (A) inserted with a miniaturised camera. This sends images to a screen with resolution 1.5 times that of a plasma or LCD unit, providing highly-detailed pictures of the V10's inner workings. This tool is especially useful this year, now that engines must last two race weekends.