F1 » Red Bull insists KERS decision 'the right thing'

Red bull Racing may trail in the KERS stakes, but it is doing all it can to perfect its radically different system.

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Jdcooper - Unregistered

June 21, 2011 3:38 PM

The FIA has been on-again, off-again about KERS over the past few seasons. Due to this uncertainty, Newey designs a car which de-emphasizes KERS and relies heavily on blown diffuser technology(which incidentally had been OK'ed by the FIA). Now that he has a world-beater the FIA pulls the rug out from under him. Think this would have happened if it were Ferrari with the advantage?

This is such BS.....

MikeG - Unregistered

June 21, 2011 3:45 PM

Newey is such a genius that I don't believe for one second that the EBD ban will affect RBR more than the other teams. I think that come Silverstone the Red Bull will still be fastest ... hope not though !!!


June 21, 2011 3:50 PM

KERS may be complicated however with the budget of
RBR they should have this perfected.

Yes the Blown Diffuser aspect is a debacle however
the teams were given notice.

As a RBR supporter I am disappointed they have not shown more foresight and expertise

Rob01 - Unregistered

June 21, 2011 3:50 PM

He better get a quick fix as...

The FIA has moved further to clamp down against aggressive exhaust blowing with immediate effect, in fact starting this weekend in Valencia, when changes to engine mapping between qualifying and race will be banned.

It was already known that so-called “hot blowing”, involving the aggressive blowing of engine exhaust through rear diffusers when the driver is not on the throttle, will be effectively banned as of Silverstone next month.


June 21, 2011 4:16 PM
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rob. i saw that info, but was a little puzzled as to how they will police it. a car could quali using agressive mapping , but the driver could press a button on the slowing down lap, so as to revert to normal mapping, so going to parc ferme may not be overly effective.
as regards the silverstone ruling, the fuel will cut off when the driver lifts his foot fully off throttle, but if he leaves his foot partially on throttle, the fuel will still be usable. so presumably , as left foot braking is used, a driver could keep his foot buried to the floor, and get full blowing. may result in more offs, in the corners?

Rob01 - Unregistered

June 21, 2011 4:22 PM

I am not happy with the FIA and their efforts to stop the Bulls. It's totally a Nascar type effort to slow down Red Bull and bring them back to the pack. I assume that they will police with the ECU.

Rob01 - Unregistered

June 21, 2011 4:47 PM

Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko said on Austrian television Servus TV: “If the others cannot copy it, they can try at least to have it banned.”

But Marko said he suspects Ferrari will benefit the most from the FIA's clampdown.

“I think McLaren will be affected less, or similar to us as they have a very good copy (of the Red Bull exhaust),” predicted Marko.

My guess is that he is pointing the finger at Ferrari for the ban.

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