Red Bull copy bridge linkage from McLaren

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As one of the final developments of this year, Red Bull have changed the obligatory linkage of the bridge wing. As of the introduction of the rule, Red Bull connected the bridge wing with a simple pillar where the bridge is closest to the nose cone. At the moment this is still the case for most of the teams, including Toro Rosso. However, now they have modified the link to be identical to McLaren's version. The Woking based team used this type of link already from the first race after the FIA made such link mandatory.


By wesley123 on 27-09-2008 at 18:44

I guess it still allows bending, i dont understand why pulling works better then pushing it on its place. I guess pushing is stronger.

By bazanaius on 27-09-2008 at 22:22

I think it's more to do with the surface that is more important for the air flow. I take it the bridge wing is there to affect the air passing under it, and so this surface is left clean.

By JVogt on 28-09-2008 at 14:21

Yes, the low pressure side of an aerofoil (bottom in this case) is much more susceptible to early separation problems due to obstructions than is the high pressure surface. Also, Red Bull introduced this solution in Valencia.

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