Red Bull RB9 Renault

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the "nose-camera" on Vettel's car has a new position. now it is in the area of the nose-step

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Kiril Varbanov wrote:
I suppose these are the new prototype tires, in the correct direction.

Slick tyres on a wet track? And with old Pirelli writing on the sidewalls? More likely these are just older tyres used for moving the car around.

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Canadian GP - Friday FP - 7/6/13

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I think the nose step looks different to what Red Bull has used this year so far.

It's not tapering to the inside when viewed from above.
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yes, it is different

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slight detail change too on the rear wing end plate. The first few slots now bend down fully vertically on it's trailing edge
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Looks like the same step they had in Barcelona.

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They also removed the pelikan thingy from under the nose. Shape of the undersite seems more curved too.

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Yeah, less DF needed, so removing the pelican bulge also gets rid of the drag.

(Curiously is that Ferrari wants to try it out on this circuit)
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RicerDude wrote:Looks like the same step they had in Barcelona.
Seems a bit like a mixture between the two. The one they tried in Barcelona had a less marked kink. This one combines the strong kink with no taper.
The only thing I wonder is why at the same time they don't put 'side-fences' à la Sauber if they want to reduce spillage to the sides?!

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Canadian GP - Friday FP - 7/6/13
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Is that lovely faired in vent adjacent to the drivers head, new? I don't recall seeing it before.

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gilgen wrote:Is that lovely faired in vent adjacent to the drivers head, new? I don't recall seeing it before.
It pops up from time to time. Has been used past two years.

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Canda 2013 - Friday (07.06.2013)

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It's a beautiful car. FW looks a little different is it new?