I think it's a new design. They went to Jerez with intentions on seeing what the competition had, see what's best, implement what they like and put their own twist to it. In which they've done. It seems quite well, but Webber didn't run much today.Mandrake wrote:I doubt that money is a reason here. RedBull will have had THIS concept from the beginning. I doubt it's been copied off other rivals, the solutions are just much too thought through.mozza_84 wrote:what amazes me is that redbull have got 2 concepts already and the season hasnt even started. how in the hell are they controlling cost. give over there full of crap cant wait to see how they get round the audit this year but then again there was a reason why they left fota
The launch car was an RB7 with RB8 front, RB8 sidepod packaging and RB7 / RB5 style sidepod end and exhaust. Not too difficult to hack the car together.
While all the teams talked about trying different exhaust positions, RedBull actually have something different! I like that. And the way this looks is just astonishing....
Red Bull is essentially doing the same thing they did last year with the exhaust, but staying within the new rules. I don't see any copying going on. Mclaren and Ferrari are both trying to do the same thing.hardingfv32 wrote:Sorry to burst your bubble, if you come out after a rival with the same idea it is 'copying'. RB is no exception to this rule.Mandrake wrote: RedBull will have had THIS concept from the beginning. I doubt it's been copied off other rivals, the solutions are just much too thought through.
From the roll-bar back there is no chassis, so all the exhaust changes have nothing to do with the chassis.Mr.G wrote:And new chasiss?
I am afraid you are applying the F1 ultra expensive stigma to all the body panels. These panels can be made at very reasonable costs. Club racers are now using carbon fiber panels. The complexity of the shape is also no issue. In all likelihood the process is fully automated from the designer to when it goes to lay-up.bot6 wrote:Money...you don't even attempt to go into the amount of carbon fiber complex shaped detail of the RB8 V2 if you don't have money to spare.
But why move the outlet farther away if you are targeting the sides of the diffuser? The exhaust plume must diffuse the farther out you get.Crucial_Xtreme wrote:In this picture it looks like air/gasses can get to the sides of the diffuser by rear tyre.
How else would you implement it while staying within the rules and not going down the (seemingly wrong) path Ferrari have taken?hardingfv32 wrote:But why move the outlet farther away if you are targeting the sides of the diffuser? The exhaust plume must diffuse the farther out you get.