F1 » Bahrain Grand Prix 2013: Still more time to be found, says Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen: It's nice to be fastest, but you never know what the others are doing...

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gazza - Unregistered

April 19, 2013 7:31 PM

Lotus will be hard to beat this weekend.
Watch Webber too outqualify his opposite number at RB, and then come from behind.
Sutil and Di Resta have now fallen out, so that will be the new bad Karma story!!

Ptolemy - Unregistered

April 20, 2013 1:14 AM

Does anybody know what the purpose of the two bulges on the side of Kimi's engine cover are for? The bulges look like boxing gloves on either side of the air intake on the top of the engine cover.
To my untrained aerodyamicist eye, they look like they would act as an airbrake in the all-important drag coefficient.


April 20, 2013 7:36 AM

ptolomy. these are scoops for the passive drs. but when this passive system is not being used, lotus close off the intakes with a streamlined cover. so they do not need two different engine covers. it looks odd, but seems to work.

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