F1 » Newey: Mercedes may have something to hide

Adrian Newey questions why Mercedes has elected to launch its 2012 F1 challenger later than the rest

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Nike - Unregistered

February 18, 2012 6:19 AM

2012 formula 1 champion
this year Mercedes f1 is unbeatable..........
beware vettel schumi is hunt u this season....

RMcGeddon - Unregistered

February 18, 2012 8:27 PM

A case I think, of Mr Newey talking about anything except that intake on the front of the Red Bull. Trying to make everyone concentrate on anything but that intake on the front of the Red Bull.

I'm sure you know the one I mean. The one that was dismissed initially as a styling thing. Then dismissed as driver cooling.

If he were to really shove that volume of air through the cockpit, RB would run a serious risk of blowing the drivers out through the rear wing.

Not to mention the rain. Another new record for young Vettel? Youngest driver to drown at the wheel?

Seriously though. Just look at the size of the intake, compare it with the palm of your hand & then try and hold the palm of the same hand flat to the airflow outside a road car traveling at, say 60 mph. Then imagine the volume of air that thing will shove into/through the car at racing speed.

He's not moving that amount of air for reasons of style. Nor is he doing it for driver cooling.

And so far, he's quite effectively e


February 20, 2012 7:45 AM

Red Bull has devised a "clever exhaust" way of reclaiming some of the downforce lost through the banning of blown diffusers claims of Jean Francois Caubet, who is in charge of the team's engine supplier Renault. After some observed the RB8 cornering as if it were on rails at the Jerez test.

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