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Marussia M03 – Airbox zone details


Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - Day 3 - Jerez, Spain

 

    Airbox on M03 is very effective in regards of cooling. Beyond the main triangular inlet, there are two more additional openings to cool down  internal mechanical parts ( i assume them to be the oil radiator and ERS components). Exploiting  airbox zone allows mechanics  to maintain sidepod inlets close to 2013 dimensions rather than enlarging them a lot. The appearance of the car now lacking the sculpted bodywork behind the driver’s head  resembles more to monocoques prior to 1997 season . Worth’s taking into consideration that such a configuration is more draggy and suffers increased negative aero impact caused from  driver’s helmet .

    Finally a small but important cooling inlet exists where the engine cover starts to drop downwards to feed the gearbox radiator.

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