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Williams FW27 - hidden engine venting 20 August 2005

Things are not always what they seem in Formula One racing. In addition to Williams' Renault-style cooling gills, their bodywork in Turkey also has two large slits beside the engine heads, dissipating heat through a vent in front of the rear wheels. These are well hidden by the big upward-curving fin in front of the wheels. The solution prompts recollections of a Jordan exhaust-exit design seen last year. The Williams slits aid cooling without too much airflow disruption in this area.