Williams introduced a new cooling solution on its FW36 this weekend at Germany by adding a series of small apertures on the legality fin of the airbox cover. The small extension on the airbox cover is there only to fit the minimum area rules of the bodywork, but Williams have found a new use by creating fins to provide engine cooling. Many teams have small apertures in this area for cooling, but Williams' solution surely is elaborate.
McLaren were hopeful of a strong race result today in Germany, but saw part of its hopes vanish already at the first corner when Kevin Magnussen got involved in a crash.
The Italian came from an unknown world to lead the sinking ship to heaven. Covered with dark sunglasses he remained quiet at his first appearances in charge of Ferrari, then he opened his mouth and showed that the days of his predecessor Stefano Domenicali when everyone could feel their job safe are long gone.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso took the points today for the Scuderia despite having to manage car issues towards the end of the race. Team mate Kimi Raikkonen already crashed out in the first lap, badly damaging his car but without much personal harm. He is however unsure to be able to drive next Wednesday at the Silverstone test.
Sauber's Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez were able to make up positions during the start of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, coming into 11th (Sutil) and 12th (Gutiérrez) until Esteban’s race was over on lap ten due to an accident. Sutil's performance degraded throughout the race with tyre issues, resulting in a 13th placed finish.