Red Bull RB8 Renault

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thank you very much! Unlike the most other f1cars launched yet, the rb8 looks very komplex in aerodynamic! (for me as a noob =D )

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ben_watkins wrote:The bib/tea tray looks amazing from the drawing... any photos of it in detail?
There's a winglet / nose moustache hanging down from the nose cone which makes it look more complex than it is. It's just a bad angle with two components the same colour confusing things.

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Newey's comments:
“It’s the fourth evolution of the RB5 this year, so obviously the pressure is to try and stay there if we possibly can,” he said. “It’s a difficult task, we have lost the exhaust technology with the restriction exhaust outlet position that we were able to develop and perhaps be ahead of the pack on in the last couple of years, that led to a big re think over the winter. Whether that will affect us more than other people is difficult to know of course. We designed the RB7, last year’s car, around that exhaust position and were probably the only people to do so, so it may be that we’ve lost more than other people through that. Only time will tell, it will be good to get out to do some testing and to see where we get to.

“Regulation restrictions like the lost exhaust are a bit frustrating in truth, because they are exactly that, they are restrictions, they’re not giving new opportunities or revenues particularly, they’re just closing a door. Regulation changes I enjoy, regulation restrictions I rather lament.

“RB7 was designed around the exhaust, this year knowing that the exhaust position from last year would be taken away, we’ve had to go back and look at how we developed the car through the last one and two years with the side exit exhaust and try and, if you like, make sure that the routes we had taken that were only suitable for that exhaust position we now had to re-evaluate. Probably one of the key things there is the rear ride height. The exhaust allowed us to run a high rear ride height, it’s much more difficult without that to sustain a high rear height so we have to go back down and have to redevelop the car around that lower ride height.

“The restriction nose height which is a maximum height just in front of the front bulkhead hasn’t really changed the chassis shape very much. We’ve kept more or less the same chassis shape, but had to drop the nose just in front of the front bulkhead, which, in common with many other teams, has led us to I think I’d probably say a slightly ugly looking nose. We’ve tried to style it as best we can, but it’s not a feature you would choose to put in were it not for the regulation.

“I’d say RB8 is the fourth generation of what started with the 2009 car, the RB5. So I guess this is the great grandson of that car.”

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massively better video here: https://www.redbullcontentpool.com/
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Newey's comments:
“It’s the fourth evolution of the RB5 this year, so obviously the pressure is to try and stay there if we possibly can,” he said. “It’s a difficult task, we have lost the exhaust technology with the restriction exhaust outlet position that we were able to develop and perhaps be ahead of the pack on in the last couple of years, that led to a big re think over the winter. Whether that will affect us more than other people is difficult to know of course. We designed the RB7, last year’s car, around that exhaust position and were probably the only people to do so, so it may be that we’ve lost more than other people through that. Only time will tell, it will be good to get out to do some testing and to see where we get to.

“Regulation restrictions like the lost exhaust are a bit frustrating in truth, because they are exactly that, they are restrictions, they’re not giving new opportunities or revenues particularly, they’re just closing a door. Regulation changes I enjoy, regulation restrictions I rather lament.

“RB7 was designed around the exhaust, this year knowing that the exhaust position from last year would be taken away, we’ve had to go back and look at how we developed the car through the last one and two years with the side exit exhaust and try and, if you like, make sure that the routes we had taken that were only suitable for that exhaust position we now had to re-evaluate. Probably one of the key things there is the rear ride height. The exhaust allowed us to run a high rear ride height, it’s much more difficult without that to sustain a high rear height so we have to go back down and have to redevelop the car around that lower ride height.

“The restriction nose height which is a maximum height just in front of the front bulkhead hasn’t really changed the chassis shape very much. We’ve kept more or less the same chassis shape, but had to drop the nose just in front of the front bulkhead, which, in common with many other teams, has led us to I think I’d probably say a slightly ugly looking nose. We’ve tried to style it as best we can, but it’s not a feature you would choose to put in were it not for the regulation.

“I’d say RB8 is the fourth generation of what started with the 2009 car, the RB5. So I guess this is the great grandson of that car.”

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Where is that massive sidepod undercut somebody was talking about ?

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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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i love Red Bull front wing since last year and i'll continue my love of RB8 front wing just like i did to RB7.

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Fabi1111 wrote: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?

For example the nose in Shape and angle + FW upper elements
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Crucial_Xtreme wrote:Image
Are they trying to blow the beam wing ?

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Fabi1111 wrote: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?
raymondu999 wrote:
Peetbeat wrote:It would be very nice if someone tells us the difference. What about the front wing? is it the rb7 or rb8 http://www.f1today.nl/foto.php?file=19211
THat's a photo from 2011 for sure. I didn't realize it until you asked about the front wing - The front wing hasn't got the secondary "r-shaped" cascade yet in that photo.
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These look like new rear brake ducts no?

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http://www.f1talks.pl/2012/02/06/red-bu ... /?pid=9164

Front suspension & floor

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