segedunum wrote:I can't get over just how much space they have to work with compared to other teams.
Also, note how their sidepod and engine cover bodywork curves inwards in a way that no other car does.
It is mighty tight back there. But I think it is partly a design philosophy. Looks like they are placing more parts on the center line but higher up in the car, thus making it very thin, but quite high. Compare to the Ferrari in this animated png:
But it still doesn't make up for how tight the RBR is, they have some true packaging geniuses there.
Edit: Damn, the more that I look at that animation, the more similar i think the cars are. All from the vanes under the nose to the tightness at the back. The RBR looks more "vacuum" packaged though. And the pullrods.