F1 » Newey: Exhaust changes will affect Red Bull 'quite heavily'

Red Bull Racing chief technical officer Adrian Newey has conceded that the current runaway F1 2011 World Championship pace-setters probably will be 'quite heavily affected' by the FIA's upcoming exhaust regulation changes after all...

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Alex Dell - Unregistered

July 06, 2011 7:56 PM

It is quite clear to me that the reason for the Red Bull dominance is not any kind of aerodynamic advantage but an engine power advantage. Vettel is easiy able to gain distance in a straight line at relatively low speeds which obviously has nothing to do with how it sticks to the road around corners. I expect their dominance to remain unchanged as a result of these rule changes.

cknopp - Unregistered

July 06, 2011 8:01 PM

I predict that Vettel will be on pole by 1.6s over 2nd place.

I think the hot blown diffusors are going to drop off much more sharply than the RBR cold blown one.

LRGP may be the dark horse here, and move directly to second behind RBR in qualifying!

SteveNG - Unregistered

July 06, 2011 10:20 PM

Can't say that I'm comfortable with all these mid-season rule changes. Would they be so quick to change if it was Ferrari dominating and not a drink company?

Nobody ever wants to play with the kid who makes the rules up as he goes.

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