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Ferrari F14 T - engine cover cooling 21 June 2014

One of the biggest areas of development we have seen this season is with cooling, and the various locations for cooling exit ducts. Airflow that is used to cool the various components on the car is airflow that cannot be used to create downforce, so the more efficient the cooling package the more downforce the car will produce - and the more grip it will have. Ferrari have an interesting cooling solution. Along the spine of their engine cover they have an opening which can be completely open (fairly inefficient), or have a louvred panel fitted (medium efficiency), or be completely blocked off (most efficient). Which setting to use depends on the conditions - from blocked off in cooler conditions to fully open in hot conditions.