It not only acts as a fuel tank but as a turning vane
to move the air out and to the top of the module."
The company carried out the work on behalf of its direct customer, aero-engine test-cell and noise control specialists Cullum Detuner of Heanor, Derbyshire, which designed and constructed the turning vane
assemblies on behalf of Rolls-Royce.
Remarkably, Schumacher had cracked a turning vane
relating to the aerodynamics of his car on his initial outlap, which forced the Ferrari mechanics into a quick change on the grid ahead of the formation lap.
The judges ruled that the barge board turning vane
was legal after race stewards in Malaysia had said the aerodynamic part was 10mm too small.
The five appeal judges, who heard four hours of evidence from Ferrari, McLaren and Stewart-Ford at the Automobile Club de France in Paris, ruled that the barge board turning vane
at the centre of the row was legal.
The five appeal judges, who heard four hours of evidence, ruled that the barge board turning vane
on the Ferraris was legal.
''I can't say what happened to the turning vane
on the side of the car which helps air flow, but I know the team accept it was millimetres short of the minimum requirement.
The turning vane
cascades in each of the four 90-degree elbows of the circuit are made up of segments of airfoil-shaped vanes.