Red Bull RB8 Renault

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Is that a vent in the nose?
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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault (pre-launch speculation)

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Forza wrote:Image
Driver cooling vent incorporated into the step I guess...

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is that a hole on the step?

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Probably =D>

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The step in the nose simply stalls the airflow in that area I believe? Not really much of a difference other than being uglier than the others now.

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Could it possibly be an intake for an F-duct-like system?

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I like the nose treatment. It's strong and purposeful and embraces the new regulations with a bold statement, rather than trying to soften it's effect.

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Re: Red Bull RB8 Renault (pre-launch speculation)

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A very pronounced Keel.

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repost from the speculation thread-

I like the nose treatment. It's strong and purposeful and embraces the new regulations with a bold statement, rather than trying to soften it's effect.

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The first picture of RB8

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Very strong keel.

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Websta wrote:Could it possibly be an intake for an F-duct-like system?
More likely driver cooling. They don't have the hole in the end of the nose.

This could affect the airflow around and over the cockpit as well.

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In RB8 case the nose goes down in a less steep way than other cars .The flap is there to meet the 2012 regulations , B & C points in the image below .


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A clever interpretation of rules , something that Newey is keen on since mc laren days .
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