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Ferrari SF15-T - exhaust/gearbox packaging

19 Apr 2015

There is no doubt that Ferrari remain a source of new and interesting solutions. Last year their F14 T had the oil tank inside the gearbox casing. This year it’s the exhaust that passes inside the casing.

It enters through two oval openings in the sidewall of the case, and one large oval opening on the top - only visible in the drawing below (yellow oval) of the Ferrari-powered Sauber. The Swiss team use not only Ferrari’s power unit, but also their gearbox. This allows for a better exhaust package and a slightly lower centre of gravity at the rear of the car. And, of course, it’s a solution that nobody can copy this season.