Red Bull RB8 Renault

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Different tire pressures, one could be on throttle, the other partial, can be different line etc.

I can´t see any difference in the sidewall flex and i doubt you could find any sort of information from two random pictures despite them being taken the same corner with the car at relatively the same area.
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amc wrote:
n smikle wrote:Last year I deciphered the Mclaren fan tail exhaust first in March 2011 on this website... Then one month later my interpretation was on Scarbs... Then ONE year later, Mclaren released the official name of the exhaust as "fan tail" and an explanation of how it works.
So when 'you' identified something your mysterious source who has been telling you about McLaren high noses disappears... :D

Couple of things here: Firstly, it looks like the Red Bull now has plenty of rear grip - at least compared to the Mclaren - based on the rear tyre deflection. But maybe it's the angle of the pictures that causes this. Both pictures were taken at the first apex of Club, I think.
And what is the little winglet between the wing mirror and the sidepod fins on the RB8, as it is only on the right of the car? It's very small so probably doesn't affect much, but it wouldn't be there if it didn't serve a purpose. Other photos prove it is probably 40-50mm long which doesn't come out on this photo.
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I think that little pin or winglet w/e is attacked to a lid right there, ive seen on tv when they film the car and then you see the outlines of a lid.

Edit: You even see it in the pic.

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It's the radio antenna. You can see it on the force india too.
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n smikle wrote:It's the radio antenna. You can see it on the force india too.
Isnt the radio antenna the thing sticking out in the middle of the tub right infront of the driver?

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I have seen a picture of it before. It definitely has some electronics going into it and isn't just a little aero device.
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Owen.C93 wrote:I have seen a picture of it before. It definitely has some electronics going into it and isn't just a little aero device.
Oh, for goodness sake! It is Seb's MP3 docking position. It is placed there to allow the mechanics change his play list. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Huntresa wrote:
n smikle wrote:It's the radio antenna. You can see it on the force india too.
Isnt the radio antenna the thing sticking out in the middle of the tub right infront of the driver?
That's a pitot tube. It tells airspeed.
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Pierce89 wrote:
Huntresa wrote:
n smikle wrote:It's the radio antenna. You can see it on the force india too.
Isnt the radio antenna the thing sticking out in the middle of the tub right infront of the driver?
That's a pitot tube. It tells airspeed.
Directly in front of the driver.
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The aerial is also there. There's a pitot tube and an aerial.
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Fantastic picture Mario
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A tunnel in a wing.
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Nice article, even if it's just for the pictures!

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Any ideas as to what the 'hose-like-object' coming out of the exhaust running back towards the front of the car (in parallel with their Helmholz exhaust chamber)?