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Ferrari F10 - angled engine mounting 19 February 2010

To create more room for a larger double diffuser, the F10 has its engine is mounted at a 3.5 degree angle (1). As a result, the exhaust pipe vents are located nearer the front of the car (2) than before, creating more space for a large chamber on the central diffuser. Interestingly there is a historical precedent for this approach - back in 1970, Arrows designer Tony Southgate mounted the engine of the sophisticated A2 at an angle of four degrees (bottom drawing).