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Red Bull RB3 - engine cover fin 03 August 2007

In Hungary we are reaching the point in the season where common trends are emerging in the development of cars. Solutions that have proved efficient in the hands of the frontrunners are being adopted by teams further down the grid - and this long, high, narrow engine cover is one example. Here, Red Bull are following the path already trodden by McLaren, BMW Sauber and Ferrari, with the cover now sporting a generous vertical fin (red arrow) protruding towards the rear. As explained previously, this improves the quality of airflow to the rear wing, hence increasing the downforce the wing generates.