Hmm yeah zealot kinda agree there.
To make all that inverted discussion and even inside vee discussions credible can u make it work with compact design?
Given previous Honda gen 1 and Ferrari gen 1 interactions. No. Also all new "spli" Pu`s have quite big footprint there as u said.
Oil tank in this case would cover whole compressor quite nicely, almost too perfectly. I doubt in such coincidences.
Furthermore. Ferrari developed back turbo trough years and they understand its dynamic quite well.
I assume flow direction at compressor is very important. At current airbox design there would quite a bend towards it if design was split and inverted. Does Ferrari also integrates variable entry vane design into compressor also? Then i look Mercs and Honda evolution in that area. I see on photos how gentle their entry piping towards compressor is. Also quite long.
"And if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you're no longer a racing driver..." Ayrton Senna