F1 » Red Bull denies Allison/Newey rumour

Red Bull Racing has dismissed rumours linking former Lotus technical director James Allison with a move to the triple world champions.

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June 06, 2013 1:07 AM

mrfill.... Newey is a specialist in aerodynamics. His art based on current rules is near obsolete. The rules are so tight the cars have to nearly look identical. He is frustrated that you reach a point in a spec series and you cannot move forward. So all he gets to do is tweak a car.


June 06, 2013 2:16 AM

Yes, I understand it doesn't suit Newey but for some time now the engines have had frozen development and the only real variables have been to do with aero. And until the new toys were added (KERS, DRS) it had led to processions around the tracks.
Next season there will be new engines for all and it is likely that one engine will be better than the others, until Nanny comes along and starts 'equalising' them. They don't equalise the aero though (mores a pity), by insisting on equal down force for all cars.

The suggestion seems to be that the engine will play a more important role than at present and that sounds quite a good idea to me as it should mean the rise of the tuning engineers who currently have little to do.
The cars may even start to look better as well instead of having these huge shovels with lots of twiddly aero junk at the front.


June 06, 2013 4:26 PM

Great... Take all the engineering talent away and make it a cookie cutter series.... Effen Bullshit. Gonna look like Indy car and soon to be Moto GP. I don't blame Newely for walking away. Is this is how we reward real brilliant designers, evidently.

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