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Tech bite: Ferrari's mirrors to thank for tiny sidepod inlets

One of the stand-out features of the Ferrari SF71-H, launched on Thursday, is its tiny sidepods, which have shrunk dramatically compared to its predecessor, the three-time race winning SF70-H. Whilst the reduced size of the sidepod inlets is likely down to a number of factors, which could include improved engine reliability and therefore reduced cooling requirements, plus a larger central airbox – although this is partly down to the Halo creating disturbance in this area – another key factor is the SF71-H's unusual wing mirrors. Mirrors might not seem an obvious area for development, after all their primary function is to allow the driver to see what's behind...
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