Why dur­ing heavy rain does the cock­pit not fill up with wa­ter?

F1 Racing - - INSIDER -

Dani Da­maa, Le­banon

Well, the an­swer is that it does. In Malaysia 2009 when the storm hit and the red ag came out, the cars were so full of wa­ter that the KERS warn­ing lights came on – the bat­ter­ies and con­nec­tions were ooded. We try to make elec­tri­cal sys­tems that are good for wa­ter ingress. Yes, there are lit­tle holes where wa­ter can get in and out, so it doesn’t ll up and drown the driver. But we de­lib­er­ately don’t drill holes in the bot­tom be­cause the airow un­der the car is so im­por­tant.

Wa­ter en­tered the cock­pit and flooded the cars’ bat­ter­ies at the rain-drenched 2009 Malaysian GP

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