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Tech insight - Ferrari’s Montreal engine cover

12 Jun 2016

With its combination of high speeds and numerous heavy braking events, Montreal’s Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve places some rather specific demands on a Formula One car. With the help of renowned technical illustrator Giorgio Piola, we take a look at just one of the changes Ferrari have put in place to help cope…

Since the last round in Monaco, the Italian team have introduced a totally new engine cover and sidepod design. Note in the drawings above how much lower the rear of the new cover is relative to the rear suspension elements (red arrows). The final section of the Montreal cover is also more open than before in order to improve hot air extraction.