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Red Bull RB2 - additional venting gills 18 March 2006

Malaysia is the hottest race and it is normal for teams to improve their cars' cooling capabilities here. Additional vents normally appear on the sidepods to better dissipate the hot air coming from the radiators. Despite the RB2's much-publicised cooling problems in pre-season testing, the RB2 sports just a few additional venting gills underneath the venting chimneys (red arrows and magnified area). These gills are not only efficient, but also neatly integrate into the bodywork design, closely following the sinuous profile of the sidepod.