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Ferrari 248 F1 - engine cover and rear end 13 May 2006

A closer look at the Ferrari in Spain reveals just how deep the car's aero development has been over the opening races of 2006. The engine cover and the whole rear area look visibly lower and narrower than on rival machines. The small black covers, resembling mini shark fins (blue arrow) on top of the gearbox, hide the very long torsion bars adopted on this car. That they can do this illustrates just how compact the 248 F1's design is in this area. The airflow management looks very clear, with the central section of air passing over the sidepods and feeding directly to the rear wing and to the top of the central diffuser section.