F1 » RB8 nose slot has no trick application

Adrian Newey insists that there is no hidden benefit of including a slot in the front-end treatment of Red Bull's RB8.

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February 08, 2012 8:38 AM

BTW Commo, Richard and all those interested. The news has been released. Nissan are to join V8 Supercars next year.

Posted by DontTalkNonsense (1 minute ago)

Didnt they have something like this before but lost to the nissan skylines? Just asking coz I think I heard this somewhere.


February 08, 2012 9:50 AM


Yes Nissan will be joining but don't be surprised if the news to-morrow is of different consequence. IV8SC are keeping it very close to the chest what they are actually releasing.

Their is a lot going on behind the scenes which I am not going to divulge on a open forum.

Some are saying it will be Manufacturer related and others say it will surround T.V rights.

As a franchise holder I don't even know what they are releasing.


February 08, 2012 10:11 AM

Wow, now I'm even more excited. I've got a fairly good hunch judging from our convo's. Anyway, exciting times for V8's.
BTW, what do you think of the RB8's duct. Surely it's not primarily to cool the driver. It must have something to do with KERS cooling I think.


February 08, 2012 11:00 AM

dtn. i told you that i was totally open about the shaping. i did not have a view either way, just highlighted the possibilities. there still could be some secret to it, as the intake "for driver cooling" would be larger than that allowed. the previous nose intake was miniscule, so why need a vent more than four times bigger?
when we see others copying the design, we will know that there may be other reasons for it.

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