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Ferrari F2008 - revised sidepod chimneys and winglets 24 August 2008

These Valencia changes take on more significance in light of Raikkonen's engine failure. The inner side of the chimney featured a series of gills, similar to the solution used in Monaco, while the small endplates on the winglets were altered in profile (inset, blue arrow) to guarantee adequate, obstruction-free venting of hot air through the gills. This was in an attempt to assure the best engine cooling in hot and humid weather conditions. It should be noted that the chimney and winglet on the right of Raikkonen's car were damaged and torn from the bodywork during the accident with the fuel hose at his second stop.