Understanding Formula 1: Factory Hinwil. Car Assembly.


In the car assembly, the BMW Sauber F1 Team first builds the car and then monitors the various components during the season, to check if something like a radiator or a sideboard has to be changed. When it comes to the cars cooling concept, the new regulations have also presented the engineers with a challenge, as lamellar outlet vents in the engine cover are no longer permitted. For this reason, at the rear of the car, the air now flows back centrally through the aperture between the engine cover and the gearbox.

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