F1 » Newey: Rule change led to slow start

Adrian Newey says Red Bull was slow out of the blocks in 2012 after being forced to make a late change to its exhaust design

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Ptolomy - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 4:39 PM

The rulemakers are frightened by you. It is a constant struggle for them to create ways to cripple each new innovation that you come up with. We've seen it over the last several years. They will try everything within their power to hold you down so the other cars can keep up and crate a "show" for the TV audiences, and thus line their pockets with gold because we know TV ratings are one of the primary forces behind the politics of F1 because it makes them lots of money, amongst other interests they have and all of them are based on profits.
To the people who control F1, and the other teams, YOU Adrian Newey are the MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN ALL MOTORSPORT!
Keep up the good work!


January 18, 2013 8:28 PM

rob. get over it! nothing illegal has ever been found on a newey car. yeah, he stretches the rules, but there is nothing wrong with that. if the rules were not stretched, we would not have innovation, and we would have what you are always looking for....a spec series!

Nunya - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 8:38 PM

@ Richard,

Yes illegal rise height control was found and then removed.


I like the Newey--Brunel comparison, a great number of men died building Brunel's projects, and a great man died driving a Newey invention.

Nealio - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 8:55 PM

The scope of the technical rules is so narrow that the creative areas left for exploration have become so esoteric that the engineering can't be applied to real automobiles. What a mess! Ban all wings, bring back track testing and craft tech regs. that encourage developments that can be applied in the real world for goodness sake.


January 18, 2013 8:59 PM


History proves too many of people died at work, in Industrial & Construction accidents etc - Unions were formed to effectively stop this.

We have to learn from our mistakes.


January 18, 2013 10:02 PM

nunya and rob. there was NO hidden hole for adjusting the ride height. nothing was illegal. but fia just asked that the system should only be adjustible using a tool so it could be seen if an adjustment was being made under parc ferme regs. macca had a similar system, but this was already adjusted by a tool. no evidence was found that rbr had adjusted ride height in parc ferme. fia just ruled so as to make the possibility unlikely.

please show mw where fia have stated that anything illegal was found or done.

have a look at the haynes manual on the rb6. it shows clearly where a knurled nut existed for adjusting ride height. the 6,7 and 8 all used this system. the 8 continued to use the system all through the season, as it was NOT ILLEGAL.

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