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Red Bull: Scoop discovered under the front wing
Adrian Newey never ceases to amaze: on the RB16 a new solution was photographed at the Nurburgring under the side bulkhead of the front wing. The Red Bull introduced a blower between the band and the external sidewalk to energize the flow that must move the air outside the front wheel. Will this also be a stunt that will make school?
Red Bull has not given up the idea of breaking eggs in the basket of Mercedes. Max Verstappen was the only driver to break the hegemony of the black arrows in the 2020 season, but the Dutchman did not have the single-seater to counter the pace in the world championship of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Both at Monza and Mugello he was forced to retire due to problems with the Honda engine, but the Milton Keynes team never stopped the development of the RB16. On Adrian Newey's single-seater for the Eifel GP at the Nurburgring we discovered a new modification in the front wing, which could open a new line of aerodynamic research.
In the photo that we propose you can see the big blowing that you can see under the side bulkhead of the front wing. We are talking about a very sensitive area of the machine. So far we have noticed some sidewalks outside the strip of various shapes and designs to activate vortices able to reduce the turbulences generated by the front tire in contact with the asphalt.
The Red Bull, on the other hand, takes a step forward because it has designed a slot that sucks the flow under the bulkhead and makes it vent in the upper part to direct a more energized air flow towards the trailing edge of the curved band, in order to direct its course beyond the front wheel.
It will be interesting to understand if this solution will make school in the paddock: there are those who are keeping it under observation for a while. The image shows us some flaws of the realization, a sign that this is not a stunt for the German race, but a development that has already been brought to the track.
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