Red Bull RB15

A place to discuss the characteristics of the cars in Formula One, both current as well as historical. Laptimes, driver worshipping and team chatter does not belong here.
User avatar
Marti_EF3
212
Joined: Mon May 29, 2017 11:45 pm
Location: Spain

Re: Red Bull RB15

Post

Maybe the new TC have something to do with it...

bosyber
bosyber
36
Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:41 pm

Re: Red Bull RB15

Post

According to motorsport it certainly is due to packaging the new PU, might well be that the TC did indeed change to allow for less back pressure and more MGU-H recovery.

User avatar
Marti_EF3
212
Joined: Mon May 29, 2017 11:45 pm
Location: Spain

Re: Red Bull RB15

Post

Image

Image

Unusual how the pipes are oriented...

bosyber
bosyber
36
Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:41 pm

Re: Red Bull RB15

Post

Looks maybe a bit improvised, I wouldn't be surprised to see a neater solution appear in Austria.

bosyber
bosyber
36
Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:41 pm

Re: Red Bull RB15

Post

So, not sure anyone mentioned this before, I got it from motorsport.com just now:
Verstappen:"I don't think it's because the Honda engine came into the back [that Red Bull's chassis got worse]," he said. "It's just with the regulation changes, the front wing especially became a lot more basic.

"But we were really good at controlling everything that was happening with the front wing last year, and the year before. So they took a bit more of our strength away. We have to fine-tune around it.

"Maybe in the beginning of the season so far we have not optimised that, and we know that. We're trying to get back on top of it."
That makes sense, though I thought Mercedes also were very good, though in a different way perhaps, and they do not appear to have lost so much from it.

User avatar
Morteza
2008
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Location: Bushehr, Iran

Re: Red Bull RB15

Post

Image
Via AMuS
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

shady
shady
20
Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:31 am

Re: Red Bull RB15

Post

Morteza wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:24 pm
https://imgr2.auto-motor-und-sport.de/R ... 604332.jpg
Via AMuS
Clearly blowing the whole wheel instead of merely the axle, if its not explicitly banned.. then its implicitly allowed

User avatar
Marti_EF3
212
Joined: Mon May 29, 2017 11:45 pm
Location: Spain

Re: Red Bull RB15

Post

That wastegate configuration it's probably focused on some sort of blowing the RW?? Or it's not possible?

nzjrs
nzjrs
69
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:21 am
Location: Austria

Re: Red Bull RB15

Post

Nice article on the new wing mirrors and wheels https://www.racefans.net/2019/06/22/not ... -upgrades/

michl420
michl420
7
Joined: Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:08 pm
Location: Austria

Re: Red Bull RB15

Post

I also think that the new wastegate position have nothing to do with engine change, looks far more aerodynamic related.

bosyber
bosyber
36
Joined: Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:41 pm

Re: Red Bull RB15

Post

After reading about those recent new directives from the FIA I thought maybe they are now above the rear suspension bc. the FIA thought they might just be blowing there, which they probably were.

Espresso
Espresso
37
Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:03 pm

Re: Red Bull RB15

Post

bosyber wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:02 pm
Looks maybe a bit improvised, I wouldn't be surprised to see a neater solution appear in Austria.
Looks deliberate. Creating a low pressure, inducing a vortex turning up and out 'suckin down' the outside panels of the rear wing and in endresult creating more down force.
Do you feel the need to post, comment or criticize in this forum?
Please substantiate (why, how, what) your reply!
This is no twitter or chatbox but a forum.

Stay friendly and keep away bashing, trolling & baiting from our wonderful technical forum. --> Forum Guide

User avatar
Morteza
2008
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Location: Bushehr, Iran

Re: Red Bull RB15

Post

Nicolas Carpentiers wrote:The new front wheels on the Red Bull Racing is part of a complete redesign (new hub, new wheelnut, new support for brakes...). Here some pics of the revised bits inside
Image

Image

Also a revised diffuser
Image
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

roon
roon
445
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:04 pm

Re: Red Bull RB15

Post

I can see other teams developing this flow through hat idea.

Alexf1
Alexf1
16
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:52 pm

Re: Red Bull RB15

Post

Hope this is just the beginning of a substantial RB15 development otherwise they need to change the concept I think. They went from superior chassis maker to average in 1 winter with this short wheelbase / high rake concept. Would be a disaster if it turns out to be a dead end street with the simpler front wing rule.