Ferrari F2008 - additional sidepod venting 23 March 2008
The hot and damp Malaysian climate imposes special demands on all the teams to prevent overheating, especially of the engine. Ferrari had already adopted additional venting on the top of the F2008's sidepods, but these new slits (see insets), fit seamlessly with the original design. They provide a more efficient thermal exchange, while impacting as little as possible on the car's aerodynamic efficiency. Radical solutions adopted by other teams have hindered efficiency, as the hot air exiting through the new venting spoils the airflow directed to the car's rear wing and any winglets on the rear bodywork.