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Red Bull RB3 - sidepod development 13 May 2007

In addition to their heavily revised front wing, Red Bull's new aero package for Spain included extensive development of the sidepod area. The placement of the water and oil radiators has been revised slightly, and both have been reduced in size somewhat. Moreover, there is a completely new chimney assembly, connected as a single piece with the winglets (red arrow) on top of the sidepods. This assembly recalls the solution adopted by Ferrari since the start of the season, though the chimney profile more closely resembles that on Renault's R27 - no surprise given the RB3 uses the same engine. The new assembly provides better management of the airflow passing over the sidepods, directing more air towards the chimneys, helping to extract hot air more efficiently.