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Ferrari exhaust outlets configuration from Launch to Hungary

Ferrari , Launch – Periscope exhausts


       Ferrari initially started the season with periscope exhausts while later at Valencia(following Red Bull’s RB6 path ) presented a new exhaust system located lower , close to the floor and inside the rear tyres zone .  This new exhaust system configuration called EBD (Exhaust Blown Diffuser )  helps to energize the rear diffuser with hot exhaust emissions boosting downforce production .


  Valencia –   standard  version                                        

        At Silverstone and during free testing sessions Ferrari had its EBD pipes cut off at their end  to permit a  stronger interaction of the hot exhaust gases with the rear side airflow coming around the sidepods bottoms  . This configuration was replaced by  a new one with elongated pipes towards the rear end to blow hot emissions stronger to the diffuser . The later revision remained for the race .

Silverstone , tested  – cut off version

Both specs , the cut off and the elongated pipes configuration , can be considered to be extremities of the original design  ( for less and stronger interaction with the diffuser respectively ) .

Silverstone , race –   elongated   version

      Another modification was the addition of a heat protective floor element behind the exhaust outlets covering the rear wheel – car body floor inner zone .

   Hockenheim , race  – new elongated version

      At Hockenheim a new elongated version with cut off inner surface was presented . During free runs the team tested also a modified rear floor configuration with heat metallic covers behind the exhaust outlet but the use of them was later regarded  unnecessary and were removed for race to save weight in favor of ballast . Nevertheless despite the removal of the metal covers the rear floor gained an extra thick lighter carbon cover .

Hockenheim , tested – metal heat protective covers

  1. Peter
    March 9, 2011 at 9:12 am

    These red stripes were used to measure temperature?

    • March 10, 2011 at 8:06 am

      Yes, above the red stripes there are also more accurate rectangular thermometer stickers ( in orange ) . Just a notice, Mercedes W02 extensively uses recently multiple rows of stripes in different colors .

  2. Peter
    March 11, 2011 at 12:47 am

    yes, scarbs wrote about it yesterday – it’s heat sensitive paint on W02.

    • March 11, 2011 at 8:39 am

      The good news for W02 is that no thick covers are needed yet to be placed behind the exhausts outlets to protect the bodywork and floor from heat, but this is not final .We have to wait to see .

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