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Intego wrote:Are you sure? I can't see that.
EDIT: Two different cars to compare?
Yeah I got the wrong picture but its fixed
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Is it only Red Bull that runs vanes or w/e ontop of the floor on the diffuser ?

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Huntresa wrote:Is it only Red Bull that runs vanes or w/e ontop of the floor on the diffuser ?
No, I'm not talking about the vanes. I'm talking about the new channel directly under the rain light similar to what Mercedes & Ferrari have.

Austin:
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Brazil:
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Ferrari: the F2012 channel is a little lower than Red Bulls. Ferrari's is below the gurney flaps RB's is above it
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Pretty much the same I'd say. I also have no better pic from Austin, but Abu Dhabi.

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ABD YDT
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I think your eyes are playing tricks on you as that what looks like a channel encloses the crash structure which moves down at that point.
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Intego wrote:Pretty much the same I'd say. I also have no better pic from Austin, but Abu

I think your eyes are playing tricks on you as that what looks like a channel encloses the crash structure which moves down at that point.
That's what I'm talking about but they didn't use it in Austin. Yes they tested at the YDT but you can see clearly it wasn't on the car in Austin. Young drivers test is different than using in the race

Edit: no it's not an enclosed channel but its a small new piece of bodywork that makes it somewhat look enclosed but more importantly hasn't been raced before
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gandharva wrote:The weakest point RB8 has is its very poor highspeed performance on straights and also in very fast corners.
It's not a weakness it is a chioce! :wink:
I feel the RB8 has no weaknesses.
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Crucial_Xtreme wrote:
Intego wrote:Pretty much the same I'd say. I also have no better pic from Austin, but Abu

I think your eyes are playing tricks on you as that what looks like a channel encloses the crash structure which moves down at that point.
That's what I'm talking about but they didn't use it in Austin. Yes they tested at the YDT but you can see clearly it wasn't on the car in Austin. Young drivers test is different than using in the race

Edit: no it's not an enclosed channel but its a small new piece of bodywork that makes it somewhat look enclosed but more importantly hasn't been raced before
My first pic was Abu Dhabi on Friday, second YDT.
Here is India on Friday
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Before India (don't know when/where)
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Intego wrote:
Crucial_Xtreme wrote:
Intego wrote:Pretty much the same I'd say. I also have no better pic from Austin, but Abu

I think your eyes are playing tricks on you as that what looks like a channel encloses the crash structure which moves down at that point.
That's what I'm talking about but they didn't use it in Austin. Yes they tested at the YDT but you can see clearly it wasn't on the car in Austin. Young drivers test is different than using in the race

Edit: no it's not an enclosed channel but its a small new piece of bodywork that makes it somewhat look enclosed but more importantly hasn't been raced before
My first pic was Abu Dhabi on Friday, second YDT.
Here is India on Friday
Shows how closely I've followed the RB8 :lol:
My apologies. I saw the AMuS pic from Austin that didn't have that piece so I thought it was new. Guess not.

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Crucial_Xtreme wrote:Shows how closely I've followed the RB8 :lol:
And I think it's too late to start to. :lol:
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Intego wrote:My first pic was Abu Dhabi on Friday, second YDT.
Here is India on Friday
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That picture is not India. that picture was posted here long before they went to India.
Valencia i think we concluded it was.
Vettel having alternator problems and you can see the crane in the background.

Edit: hell you can even see the spanish flag in the background.
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Intego wrote:
Crucial_Xtreme wrote:Shows how closely I've followed the RB8 :lol:
And I think it's too late to start to. :lol:
Just saw a pic from this morning on AMuS and it doesn't have that piece. Guess depends on the car.

Edit: FP1

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Crucial_Xtreme wrote:You can see in the picture Forza posted Red Bull have modified their diffuser similar to the Mercedes & Ferrari style of an extra channel in the center section under the rain light/crash structure.
Could they be channeling some of the air coming from the tunnel to that central hole, instead of everything through the startmotor hole?
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Crucial_Xtreme wrote:
Huntresa wrote:Is it only Red Bull that runs vanes or w/e ontop of the floor on the diffuser ?
No, I'm not talking about the vanes. I'm talking about the new channel directly under the rain light similar to what Mercedes & Ferrari have.
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And i just asked a question not related to anything in the previous post :P

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turbof1 wrote: Could they be channeling some of the air coming from the tunnel to that central hole, instead of everything through the startmotor hole?
Seems that way to me mate. :))

@Huntresa sorry, I thought you were talking about our posts. My apologies

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I still see no hole, duct or channel. Maybe someone could put an arrow to where this channel shall be.
In the meantime here's Scarbs analysis on how the ducted sidepods have worked long time and maybe still do:
Scarbsf1.com – Red Bull: Ducted Sidepod and Blown Starter Hole
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