Ferrari F2008 - revised cooling gills 07 September 2008
Ferrari seem to have gone in the opposite direction to McLaren at Spa in terms of cooling management, apparently increasing the F2008's capability in this area, despite the relatively low ambient temperatures. The venting gills on the inner side of the chimneys atop the sidepods have been extended. The profile of the gills manages the airflow passing over the sidepods so as to maximise its efficiency in terms of extracting hot air from the radiators. At the same time, this modification increases the pressure of this portion of airflow, making it more useful to the rear wing's lower profile, hence raising the overall efficiency of the rear wing.