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Team Lotus T128 – Blade roll hoop – multiple airbox inlets


               Team Lotus T128 has a blade roll hoop similar to the one pioneered by Mercedes W02 car last season but  thicker  to meet with 2012 technical regulations . The benefits of this structure are a lower centre of gravity and a cleaner flow of air towards the rear wing because there is less frontal surface above driver’s helmet . As a result of it the airbox inlet is split into two primary hoses (No1). Formula 1 cars use a pyramidal carbon made air intake chamber to draw air above the driver helmet to feed engine with air. Additionally there are  two smaller ones (No2) lying lower to provide gearbox radiator with fresh cooling air .

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