The long-awaited car designed by Adrian Newey, which will enable the new World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, was presented this morning at the Valencia circuit.
As anticipated, the RB7 is the result of a continuous development of a project that was already second, which allows the stable of "bibitari" to be a point of example for their opponents. As early as 2009 with the RB5 Newey's genius had produced the best car of the lot. We all know why the title has not arrived, and Pilots Builders.
A streamlined level you will immediately notice the high nose with classic V-shaped sloping slightly towards the end with the holders for the front wing slightly curved forward. The front wing is a classic triplane on RB6 used in these undoubtedly will undergo months of testing the changes. The muzzle is slightly flattened at the end and is a clear evolution of that used in the score season. In the front there are large baffles to try to bring together the most air flow possible in the bottom of the car so as to "breathe" in the best way rear diffuser. All this serves to make the car generate a significant load in the rear downforce.
It remained almost unchanged, the air intake of the engine on the roll bar while the bonnet is a fin pop, much smaller than in 2010, to try to clean as much as possible the air flow on the wing back. The air intakes on the sides are very small and square and that part is excavated to provide greater airflow to the rear.
The area has managed to create wonderful Newey is the back. Looking at the photo we see a very tapered rear far less than the RB6.
The rear suspension is still in pull-rod to try to create more space in the rear to get the best speaker and to further lower the center of gravity of the machine that involves a much more balanced and well-balanced car. Note the attachment point of the rear wheels, very moved forward, so you can move the center of mass of the vehicle. The pace of the car seems longer than the previous one, probably because of trying to create more space as possible in the rear.
Discharges, for now, in the same position and have the same shape as those on RB6 and blowing on the rear diffuser.
Also interesting is the new rear wing configuration in 2011 as a technical regulation, the regulatory mechanism seems to be an extension of the fin on the engine hood.
Looking at this new Red Bull RB7 you notice that the engineers and designers have worked a lot in the rear to try to recover the lost downforce load after the demise of the dual speakers.
On KERS still do not have lots of news when it comes to placement of the batteries. We know that the Red Bull Renault will use the same system that is the one supplied by Magneti Marelli.