F1 » Red Bull wheel hubs under scrutiny

Fresh from having holes in their Red Bull bodywork ruled illegal, Red Bull now face another potential headache for pushing the technical rules too far.

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Josh - Unregistered

June 09, 2012 5:15 PM

"However, it's understood that penalties cannot normally be retrospectively applied to race results if an infringement is not found by official scrutineering and reported until after the official race classifications have been issued."

Well that's a stark contrast to what one of our 'armchair experts' has been preaching for the last week or so. SkyF1 just reported that RBR have been told to alter the hubs, and they have now been changed for qualifying.


June 09, 2012 6:04 PM

commodore. i beat crash to it! i posted it as an off topic comment on another thread.

blzbub. the ducts dont rotate, they feed the axle and air passes through the wheel and out the nut fixing. as posted elsewhwere, have a look at tech analysis on f1.com. as that is the official f1 site, they were fully aware of the issue! but a certain team got uppity about it.


June 09, 2012 6:56 PM

i see that rob beat even me, to the story. so well done rob!

what i find disconcerting is the fact that once again, fia were aware of the system, and did not find it illegal until another team objected! it appears as if anything that adrian comes up with is now being systematically questioned.


June 09, 2012 7:40 PM

According to the commentators on Speed, the holes were plugged on the hubs prior to taking to the track this weekend, so it is non-story. Also the Red Bull just won qualifying by one of the largest margins of the season, without the hubs or the holes at the rear. One would think the other teams would quit nitpicking the RBR, because their complaints appear to be advancing it.


June 09, 2012 8:06 PM

bottombloke. get over it, nobody has cheated. it is called innovation, and the bull has not failed any legality tests. some people dont like innovation, but that is the name of the game in f1.


June 09, 2012 8:12 PM

Its not Red Bull cheating. Its the FIA. If you present an innovation and its approved then good for you. The FIA is totally to blame. They are making Red Bull look like cheats. Why, I don't know


June 09, 2012 8:24 PM

Commodore, my position re that subject still stands as well as my request/offer for anybody including of course those directly involved in that discussion and that includes you too to come forward and prove that legal advice given to Matt C was incorrect.
On a different line, was there any differences (technically speaking) between the two RB8'S in Canada?

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