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GP Week : Issue 66
Technical Update: Japanese GP AS usual when the season draws to a close, and even more so with back-to- back races, not many changes were visible on the cars in Japan. Although, some teams were nevertheless introducing refinements, mainly in the aerodynamics area. Surprisingly, it was also interesting to note that due to the particularly hot and humid conditions found in Japan, quite unusual for this period of the year, some cooling solutions in terms of venting were kept in the same fashion as seen in Singapore one week ago. 1-- Ferrari vented engine cover Ferrari adopted the same engine cover as seen in Singapore. This version was rstly introduced in Hungary last summer, in light of assuring reliability. In this way the top section of the engine cover of both cars featured two long and wide vents, whose function was to better dissipate the heat from the engine. 2 -- Toyota revised front wing Toyota didn't sport particular changes for its home race, instead optino for a re nement to its front wing. This area has, during the season, undergone a huge array of developments, and this time the changes were related to the upper additional profiles. These were reduced in their width, and were divided in two sections by means of a small vertical fin. This is similar to the Red Bulls and Toro Rossos. The reduced profiles guarantee a reduction of drag, while through their separated sections provide a better management of the airflow in the central section of the front ends, close to the nose pillars. 3-- Brawn vertical ns As mentioned, most of the cars sported the same layouts seen in Singapore. This was the case for the Brawns, which adopted their latest version of vertical winglets in front of the sidepods. These ones sport a horizontal n (red arrow), as to increase downforce and improve the quality of the air ow in the lower front section of the sidepods. Hotter than usual temperatures in Japan made the cooling the primary concern for teams at Suzuka, reports GPWeek's Technical Editor PAOLO FILISETTI 1 2 3 F1 NEWS >> 11