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Ferrari 150° Italia - modified engine cover 28 May 2011

With just a week between the Spanish and Monaco rounds, it was a surprise to see a new engine cover on the Ferrari in Monte Carlo (main picture), but a closer inspection reveals it isn't an entirely new solution. The Italian team developed it for the Malaysian event back in April, but didn't run it in the Sepang race because the cooler-than-expected weather conditions rendered it unnecessary. The large hole at the back (left-hand inset) through which hot air is evacuated allows a glimpse of the car's rear suspension. The solution is very similar, though perhaps not quite as clean, as the one seen on the Red Bull. The change means that the base of the engine cover and upper 'shark fin' now converge, unlike on the previous version (right-hand inset).