Red Bull RB8 Renault

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Exhaust?
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Where are the exhauts?

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Is it me or is the car running less rake than in previous years?

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Tumbarello wrote: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.
Yes. Could be a clever move.
Honda, the power of giving up.

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myurr wrote:
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.
Could it be creating turbulent air in a pocket of high pressure, that smoothes the airflow over the bump...?

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I can't quite believe what I'm seeing.

Well it's a fight between Ferrari and RB for the ugly duckling award.

The rear end looks nice but we can't rely on an RB production showing us a good view of the back end.

Exhausts in RB6 position.

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After we had seen the RB8, was it here (http://www.f1today.nl/foto.php?file=19211) also the RB8 or the RB7? Can anyone show me the differences?

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gibells wrote:Very strong keel.
I think you mean the 'splitter'. The keel is the part that the lower wishbone attaches to. Most modern F1 cars are 'zero keel' like this one.
Before I do anything I ask myself “Would an idiot do that?” And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing. - Dwight Schrute

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失败者找理由,成功者找方法

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Redragon wrote:Where are the exhauts?
Looks like same position as RB5
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Did the red bull have the highest nose in past seasons?
Honda, the power of giving up.

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people get confused... so better locked this thread. it's no longer speculations. it's already unveiled.........

thank you.

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That's a good a point he makes about the regulation changes. So why was the EBD banned again? To even up the field?

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Giblet wrote:
gibells wrote:Very strong keel.
I think you mean the 'splitter'. The keel is the part that the lower wishbone attaches to. Most modern F1 cars are 'zero keel' like this one.
:oops:

Of course. Sorry, it being so far forward just reminded me of a yacht's keel. Any idea what advantage you'd have in bringing it forward?

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myurr wrote:Is it me or is the car running less rake than in previous years?
They were able to run more rake because of the EBD. This is in the Newey questionaire above.
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