Depending on the race location, ambient temperatures can exceed 40 degrees centigrade during the course of a Formula one race. Natural cooling of car components is highly effective at 340 kilometres per hour, however, additional active cooling is necessary to manage the temperature increase during the initial period after the race car stops running. ebm-papst fan technology is utilized within the sidepod and roll-hoop apertures to actively cool the temperature sensitive components and systems on the race car.
On the starting grid and in the garage, cooling is provided by the new “S Force” axial fans from ebm-papst with a performance curve which matches the high back pressure characteristics of the Mercedes system. This produces an enormous 518 percent improvement in air flow delivery and so satisfies the requirements for a compact, portable and powerful system.
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