Red Bull RB8 Renault

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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault

Postby gandharva » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:20 pm

Rikhart wrote:Redbull running a ddrs already?

http://motorsport.nextgen-auto.com/gall ... pr/246.jpg

Looks like preparations/testing for an upcoming ddrs solution.

Here they propably checked diffusor sealing:

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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault

Postby volarchico » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:04 pm

I grabbed this from a previous post (5 or 6 pages back):

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Are these holes/ducts which are similar to the Merc's also in preparation for a DDRS?

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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault

Postby aral » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:29 pm

Where? Do you mean the four holes? These are used for locating the nose cone.

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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault

Postby Owen.C93 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:50 pm

volarchico wrote:I grabbed this from a previous post (5 or 6 pages back):

[img]http://www.formula1.com/wi/0x0/sutton/2012/d12brn752.jpg[img]

Are these holes/ducts which are similar to the Merc's also in preparation for a DDRS?

They've had them since at least Melbourne. You can see the wishbone tethers in those holes anyway.
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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault

Postby volarchico » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:57 pm

gilgen wrote:Where? Do you mean the four holes? These are used for locating the nose cone.

No, not the four obvious nose-cone locating holes. The two less obvious ones (outlined in black, not silver) on either side of the brake fluid reservoirs (view full size).

If they've been there since Melbourne, why are they are? At full size, I don't see anything inside the holes actually. But maybe I'm not sure what a wishbone tether looks like...

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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault

Postby PaulB » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:10 pm

volarchico wrote:
gilgen wrote:Where? Do you mean the four holes? These are used for locating the nose cone.

No, not the four obvious nose-cone locating holes. The two less obvious ones (outlined in black, not silver) on either side of the brake fluid reservoirs (view full size).

If they've been there since Melbourne, why are they are? At full size, I don't see anything inside the holes actually. But maybe I'm not sure what a wishbone tether looks like...


I think the torsion bar springs are located in this pipes. You can see something silver in it - could be internal gears for adjusting the torsion bar.

EDIT: Wheel tethers are fixed directly under that holes to the tube.
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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault

Postby RB7ate9 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:09 am

Looking at volarchico's picture, I would imagine that other teams would have very similar tight packaging in the nose which would make creating a Merc-like DDRS problematic. Most likely the teams will be opting, if they are making their own DDRS, to either run slot-tubes above the fluid reservoirs, or perhaps below the assembly.

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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault

Postby cccag » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:37 am

volarchico wrote:I grabbed this from a previous post (5 or 6 pages back):

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Are these holes/ducts which are similar to the Merc's also in preparation for a DDRS?



This one ?

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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault

Postby RB7ate9 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:02 am

Tubes for the torsion bars for sure. Unless they've found a way to make hollow torsion bars, which would create a world of excitement for race engineering as well as materials engineering 8)

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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault

Postby PhillipM » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:34 pm

Why would it? Plenty of hollow torsion bars around, have been for decades. Centuries probably.

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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault

Postby banibhusan » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:44 pm

I asked Scarbs regarding these holes and this was his response:

"They are the openings for the torsion bars. The RB8 tilts these in the opposite angle to the norm"

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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault

Postby MIKEY_! » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:12 pm

Can't have been running a full DDRS system since the endplates weren't thick enough to carry the air.
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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault

Postby Richard » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:54 pm

The what's-the-point-of-DDRS posts have been moved to the what's-the-point-of-DDRS thread.

:arrow: viewtopic.php?p=338386#p338386

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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault

Postby Chuckjr » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:47 pm

Anyone know the technical updates RB will be implementing next?

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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault

Postby raymondu999 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:50 pm

Haven't heard any rumors but I think they'll be flat out in Mugello. They're apparently bringing two test crews to allow for less garage downtime.

I suspect maybe they'll try to redo the coke bottle effect they were trying to do with the tunnel.
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