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Ferrari F2007 - rear brake cooling inlets 14 April 2007

This illustration shows just how complex the detailing is close to the Ferrari's rear wheels. In particular, the braking cooling inlets have a highly intricate design, which allows them to be small yet efficient, reducing the disruptive aero effect that bigger inlets would have. A sculpted vertical fin (1) creates a channel which increases airflow used to cool the rear section of the brake discs. A horizontal fin (2) helps minimise disruption to airflow passing through the rear suspension and inlet components. This in turn means improved extraction of that airflow by the car's rear diffuser. Another vertical fin (3) on top of the cooling inlet cover helps divert some airflow towards the rear wing's lower profile, also feeding the small slits in the lower section of the rear wing endplates.