F1 » Newey: McLaren improved so much by copying RBR!

Red Bull Racing chief technical officer Adrian Newey offers his own view on just how McLaren-Mercedes managed to take such a leap forward in performance between pre-season testing and the Melbourne F1 2011 curtain-raiser...

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March 31, 2011 7:12 PM

Happens all the time. The best solution to the problem is eventually coppied by everyone else.

Look at high nose cones. Been on the go since 91 with only a couple teams using this design. The Benetton win in 94 and by mid-96 all cars have these. Same with the DDD, the list of copied designs and solutions in F1 goes on.

Just part of F1.

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March 31, 2011 7:55 PM

Yeah, because the great Adrian Newey & the Red Bull Team never copied anything. All the teams... REd Bull included, copied McLaren's "bridge" wing first seen on the MP4-22. I also seem to remember pretty much every team with sufficient resources copying the double diffuser concept pioneered by Brawn, Toyota & Williams. Last season again saw all the front runners copy McLaren's F-Duct.


March 31, 2011 7:59 PM

if only mclaren and mercedes can get clarification on the front wing so that the scrutineers can pull it apart enough times, they will eventually understand how it works, then they can copy that too


March 31, 2011 8:04 PM

richard - I saw thiat was being thought about but didn't know it was set in stone. Bit of a knee-jerk reaction based on Webber's crash in Valencia. I wonder what'll happen as soon as the front end of a low nose car goes under the car it hits?

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