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Ferrari modify 'illegal' exhaust outlets

Following doubt cast by rival teams upon the legality of the design of Ferrari's F60, the Scuderia has modified the rear exhaust outlets on its new car.

Leading technical experts from McLaren-Mercedes, BMW-Sauber and Toyota had all questioned the design of the exposed exhaust pipes [see separate story – click here], with concerns that they were in contravention of the new aerodynamic regulations implemented ahead of the 2009 Formula 1 World Championship campaign.

Those rules have imposed strict limitations on bodywork appendages such as winglets and other accessories, and F1SA reports that whilst the design of the F60 was in accordance with the FIA's originally-published guidelines, it fell foul following an exhaust pipe clarification made by the governing body's technical delegate Charlie Whiting in September.

The design has now been altered so that the pipes do not protrude beyond the permitted tolerance above the surface of the bodywork.


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Cubik Rube - Unregistered

January 30, 2009 1:37 PM

I keep hoping you'll find somewhere else to post Sunny but doesn't look like that's going to happen any time soon lol The other teams are well within their rights to highlight illegality of certain parts should they wish but let's be honest we've all been living on fumes in the closed season and any "news" (using the term loosely) is put up and we...like the petrol heads we are read it. Can't wait for all the racing to actually start rather than read about all the mostly non stories.

rich ard

January 30, 2009 1:53 PM

i just cannot understand why people go on about the exhausts being illegal. they are only testing at present and are NOT illegal until they are presented for a race. also, if you look at top views of the bmw, you can see that they too have exposed metal exhausts, so why arent people crying out about these? we should wait until melbourne before passing judgment as to legality or illegality of ANY car. ie, is the renault illegal because it is pig ugly??



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