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2012 rule changes - revised exhaust designs 20 January 2012

The new restrictions on exhaust exit positioning for 2012 are likely to lead to much simpler exhaust systems relative to 2011, as highlighted here. The lower exits positioned on the floor are no longer allowed (lower half of drawing). Instead the exits must be located within a smaller, strictly defined area. The result should be shorter, less intricate designs, with less variation between teams - though never underestimate the ability of F1 engineers to innovate...