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Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid - bodied inner sidepods

24 Nov 2014

One of the winning secrets of the F1W05 is the inside of the sidepods which are completely bodied in order to reduce drag and improve the quality of airflow inside them.

This contrasts with those on other teams' cars that tend to have cables, reservoirs and other components interfering with the internal airflow. The only things really visible on the Mercedes are the two deformable crash structures common to all F1 cars.