Red Bull RB9 Renault

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Red Bull RB9 Renault

Post by Richard » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:07 pm

A quick reminder that the car threads are a haven for exploring the actual features of the actual car.

We have other threads for team & race conversations.


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Thread will be unlocked when the car is launched ... Sunday 3rd February @ 1400 GMT

A 'preview' will be on uTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/redbullracing
'Live video clips' etc will be on http://www.redbullracing.com/ from 1400

(Thanks to Lio007 for links)

Pre-launch speculation thread :arrow: http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewto ... 12&t=14309

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Re: Red Bull RB9 Renault

Post by CHT » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:45 pm

Got this from the launch video

new step nose.

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Re: Red Bull RB9 Renault

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Re: Red Bull RB9 Renault

Post by stefan_ » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:47 pm

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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985

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Re: Red Bull RB9 Renault

Post by Callum » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:51 pm

Even smaller side pods than the Sauber?!

I feel sorry for the engines.

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Re: Red Bull RB9 Renault

Post by amouzouris » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:51 pm

I find the front of the sidepods pretty similar to ferrari's...they are a bit less bulky low down but very steep as well

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Re: Red Bull RB9 Renault

Post by CHT » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:54 pm

another screen shot from the video

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Re: Red Bull RB9 Renault

Post by Blackout » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:56 pm

I repost this screenshot becasue it's rare to see a new windtunnel model so early :D it's visible on the video they released just before the presentation. It sports the same drooping nose and the same new colling inlet under the airbox. but has the slotted nosestep.
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Re: Red Bull RB9 Renault

Post by ringo » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:57 pm

Not seeing much difference with rb8 from these set of pics. The car has sidepods set further back. That seems to be the main improvement; though not as compact as sauber.
It's either the redbull car was that damn good last year, or we may see a shake up in the order if Newey didn't get enough time to do his homework.
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Re: Red Bull RB9 Renault

Post by PhantomPoster » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:57 pm

Callum wrote:Even smaller side pods than the Sauber?!

I feel sorry for the engines.

No way. They have smaller intakes, but the actual side pods are a lot larger.

Personally I still think the Sauber is the best looking car yet. We will have to see if the W04 is worth the wait.


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Re: Red Bull RB9 Renault

Post by Emerson.F » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:59 pm

Looks awesome with the purple :shock:
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Re: Red Bull RB9 Renault

Post by Callum » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:59 pm

PhantomPoster wrote:
Callum wrote:Even smaller side pods than the Sauber?!

I feel sorry for the engines.

No way. They have smaller intakes, but the actual side pods are a lot larger.

Personally I still think the Sauber is the best looking car yet. We will have to see if the W04 is worth the wait.


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Yeah, I meant intakes, my bad.

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Re: Red Bull RB9 Renault

Post by Mestrades » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:01 pm

And today I wonder... What role did the hole on the RB8's duck nose?

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Re: Red Bull RB9 Renault

Post by Ferraripilot » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:02 pm

Are Red Bull showboating or are they really hiding something at the back end?

different from RB8, I see:

front wing
rear brake ducts
sidepod intake, otherwise sidepods are largely the same if not identical.


Am I missing something or?

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Re: Red Bull RB9 Renault

Post by stefan_ » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:02 pm

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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985