Force India VJM07 - improved cooling solution 19 July 2014
Force India introduced a new engine cover and cooling specification in Germany. This involved moving the gearbox cooler (lower red arrow) into the sidepods, allowing the team to remove the second air inlet (middle blue and middle red arrow) that was positioned just behind the main rollover bar engine inlet (main blue arrow on left). This allowed them to shrink wrap bodywork around the engine ancillaries that bit closer, getting better airflow to the rear wing and making it work that little bit more efficiently. The changes were also meant to create more space for improvements to the team's FRIC suspension system after positive trials at the recent Silverstone test. However, like all teams, Force India chose to drop FRIC suspension at Hockenheim after the FIA raised questions over its legality.