Red Bull RB15

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Re: Red Bull RB15

Post by gandharva » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:37 pm

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Re: Red Bull RB15

Post by dxpetrov » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:53 pm

As in last 2 races, seems like RBR have reverted back to skinnier rw solution, meaning the most probably they finally learned how to unlock more downforce from the floor itself and they don't need a beefier rw anymore. That seems to be more in balance with the initial concept they had in preseason testing, but somehow they couldnt make it work with the front wing straight up.
To me this could mean they finally got to grips with the car set-up and it's very positive sign for the future indeed.

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Re: Red Bull RB15

Post by HPD » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:19 pm

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Are they really getting some trick with the layout of those pipes?
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Re: Red Bull RB15

Post by markc » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:42 pm

Number plate of the Aston from Living Daylights Bond movie, in case anyone is wondering why there's a UK numberplate on the back of the wing!
Nice touch by RB.

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Re: Red Bull RB15

Post by CLKGTR » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:53 pm

Yeah, very nice...and in 1007th F1 race :mrgreen: =D>

Verstappen's car has the number plate from the Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger (1964) and Gasly's car has the Aston Martin V8 plate from The Living Daylights (1987).

Regarding their wastegate pipes - I haven't seen such an expanding angle yet (correct me if I'm wrong), but I beleive potential gain is very marginal.

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Re: Red Bull RB15

Post by MakkieT » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:01 pm

markc wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:42 pm
Number plate of the Aston from Living Daylights Bond movie, in case anyone is wondering why there's a UK numberplate on the back of the wing!
Nice touch by RB.
About the worst Bond movie of them all unfortunately.

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Re: Red Bull RB15

Post by JRodrigues » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:10 pm

CLKGTR wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:53 pm
Yeah, very nice...and in 1007th F1 race :mrgreen: =D>

Verstappen's car has the number plate from the Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger (1964) and Gasly's car has the Aston Martin V8 plate from The Living Daylights (1987).

Regarding their wastegate pipes - I haven't seen such an expanding angle yet (correct me if I'm wrong), but I beleive potential gain is very marginal.
Both cars will feature in the next Bond movie, coming out next year, btw.



Is the angle of the pipes regulated (regarding the center line)?

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Re: Red Bull RB15

Post by Curbstone » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:28 pm

JRodrigues wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:10 pm

Is the angle of the pipes regulated (regarding the center line)?
Some say those are not the wastegate pipes, but launch tubes....

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Re: Red Bull RB15

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Re: Red Bull RB15

Post by roon » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:20 pm

CLKGTR wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:53 pm


Regarding their wastegate pipes - I haven't seen such an expanding angle yet (correct me if I'm wrong), but I beleive potential gain is very marginal.
New to me as well. Wastegates use may give an an idea of their effect--drag reduction or downforce increase or neutrality.

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Re: Red Bull RB15

Post by michl420 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:21 pm

I am interested what the tyre switch (tyre Phase +1, tyre Phase +2,...) on the steering wheel do. Maybe some torque Control through the trottle pedal?

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Re: Red Bull RB15

Post by ispano6 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:13 pm

From Austria. Photos by ヒゲおじ. It was noted there was flow-viz on the rear wing in Austria after Max's crash, so the new shallower rear wing, perhaps the front slots, work in conjunction with the altered waste-gate positioning.
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Re: Red Bull RB15

Post by Maplesoup » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:33 pm

HPD wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:19 pm
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_L oxxAUwAA-hiz.jpg

Are they really getting some trick with the layout of those pipes?
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I think they are trying to blow the inside surface of the endplates to some degree. You see most teams have slots etc in the end plate to equalise the pressure around the end of the wing. Perhaps the layout of the pipes does something similar

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Re: Red Bull RB15

Post by pipm1 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:57 pm

I imagine the pointy-outy wastegate pipes are just trying to broaden the effect they provide, to produce a lower but more even flow distribution across the span of the rear wind.

/armchair aero goggles off.

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Re: Red Bull RB15

Post by Marti_EF3 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:41 pm

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And for comparation purposes on the RW

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