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WATCH: F1’s 2022-spec sidepods explained

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Sidepods have been a big talking point around the F1 paddock this season, with all 10 teams bringing their own interpretations for the all-new 2022 cars. But what are sidepods, and why are they such a crucial element of the teams’ design philosophies? F1 technical expert Craig Scarborough explains all.

The revamped 2022 rules have thrown up some fascinating sidepod variations, from Ferrari’s ‘wide-pods’ to Mercedes’ radical slim-line design. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches?

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