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Ferrari 248 F1 - cooling vents 22 October 2006

Ferrari knew reliability would be paramount in Brazil if they were to have any chance of beating Renault to the title. To avoid any risk of overheating, they adopted an asymmetrical cooling configuration, with five separate vents on the top of the left sidepod, plus a triangular one under the winglet, but only two vents on the right sidepod. This helped the team to fully exploit the increased power and higher revs of their single-race engine, taking Felipe Massa to a comfortable win at his home event.