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Adrian Newey admits that ban on blown diffusers has led to a change in approach for 2012

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ron'sgoldenboy - Unregistered

December 16, 2011 9:50 PM

Sorry 2009, i was just referring to the Mapping system, as you most probably know that to assist air flow towards the diffuser when the car slows or the driver take his foot off the gas they slow or retard the rate at which the engine drops still causing gases to flow hence assisting air to hit the diffuser causing pressure drop at the rear of the car and resulting in down force and better grip around bends. I belive Whiting and co asked for the electronics to be modified so to cause quicker retardation i think down to 10 or 5%.


December 16, 2011 10:42 PM

Elijah, spot on! I often think of that beautiful Rolls Royce engine used in the Spitfire as well as the NA Mustang during WW2 when I think of British engineering. Wait a minute.....the Mustangs aero was designed here in the U.S.A. Oh well.....just teasin, LOL Ed :)

Ptolomy - Unregistered

December 16, 2011 11:55 PM

I get a kick out of the way Newey takes his #2 pencil and easel and artfully puts mind and hand together and produces designs that these "New-Age" savvy computer assisted engineers get blown away by.
Newey is a Man's Engineer.
Sounds like over reliance on computers is actually a hinderence.

Ilovemyhaters - Unregistered

December 17, 2011 12:47 AM

I remember a couple of years back when brawn was the true british genius and nobody could even come close to his designs and ideas, a man well ahead of the future. Well quess what, now we know WHY the genius had so much sucess. And why he have not been able to repeat his amazing designs with mercedes.

I bet that one of this days we'll find out WHY the new mr perfect is perhaps not as brilliant as we think. Is cheating and overspending an asset in a resume, i quess it is.

Big Azza - Unregistered

December 17, 2011 2:23 AM

I think that there is too much focus/credit on this guy. I'm sorry, but he's not the kind of guy who can "build a championship winning car from scratch blindfolded" remember it took 5 years for Red Bull to get to the front.

But he is still the most talented designer out there...

Matt - Unregistered

December 17, 2011 3:39 AM

Even if Newey does design the best car again, I think the advantage will be very small compared to the last 2 years. I've tried saying for ages the whole RB is setup around the EBD (which people disagreed with) but Newey says it right there in the article.
I think this will also make things a lot closer between Seb and Mark.
This can only be a good thing for F1 fans in general.


December 17, 2011 6:24 AM

Eddie, not to take anything away from the British engineering but the Mustang's used first the Allison V1710 engine (low altitude) and later the Packard build 1650-7 a version of the Rolls Royce Marlin 60 series with two stage supercharging for high altitude.
Eddie, I didn't believed you were that old to remember the Mustangs and spitfires.

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