Tag Archive: diffuser

Apr 05

Mercedes’ clever F-duct not easily copied – report

In the case of Sauber’s clever exhaust solution, Red Bull simply rolled out a copy in the days before the 2012 season.

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 012012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 02Writing in O Estado de S.Paulo, Brazilian correspondent Livio Oricchio said the Sauber philosophy makes ingenious use of something called the ‘Coanda effect’. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Red Bull preparing for blown exhaust ban – Marko

“Cars should be raced exactly as they qualified” – Charlie Whiting

2011-06-12_05452011-06-12_0544Red Bull’s preparations for the FIA clampdown on so-called ‘hot’ exhaust diffuser blowing are well advanced, Dr Helmut Marko has warned. Marko said on Austrian television Servus TV that he regards the clampdown as a move against Sebastian Vettel’s dominance, after Red Bull pioneered and perfected the technology for its RB7 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Blown diffuser still not working right – Brawn

 Mercedes is still having problems with the ongoing development of its 2010 car

Although the German marque’s focus has already switched to the design of a better car for next year, Mercedes recently introduced a blown diffuser that has been troublesome. At recent races, the hot fumes were burning and distorting the diffuser shape, and improvements were brought to Spa-Francorchamps for this weekend’s event. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Red Bull told to modify diffuser in Monaco

Red Bull had to modify an element of its rear diffuser during the recent Monaco grand prix weekend.

2010-05-16 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber_12Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that McLaren identified an element of the dominant RB6’s design that did not conform with the regulations. The rear of the Adrian Newey-penned car has recently been under intense scrutiny by Red Bull’s competitors, resulting in numerous team mechanics crowding around the gearbox while it sits on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Diffuser ban to make F1 cars two seconds slower

“It will be a big change and it’s going to be an interesting challenge” -Horner

2010-05-08 - Red Bull Racing - Christian HornerEarly simulations show that next year’s formula one cars will be about two seconds slower per lap. Last year, teams including Brawn, Williams and Toyota stunned their rivals by designing cars with the controversial rear aerodynamic concept. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Ferrari engineer working on diffuser for ‘B’ car

Rumours that Ferrari is working on a ‘B’ version of its new F10 car have resurfaced.

2010-03-17 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 04We reported Italian media speculation in late January that a significant overhaul of the single seater, which finished first and second on debut in Bahrain last weekend, is taking place. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

BMW set to debut ‘multi-level’ diffuser

Red Bull to stick with double diffuser

BMW-Sauber boss Mario Theissen on Tuesday confirmed that the Swiss based team will use a “multi-level diffuser” for the first time in Turkey in two weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

No diffuser for Toro Rosso in Monaco, Turkey

Car modifications to accommodate the diffuser are “quite massive”

2009-04-04 - Toro Rosso - 4It will be two more races until Toro Rosso’s drivers can look forward to enjoying the competitive fruits of a ‘double diffuser’. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Red Bull ready to race double diffuser

If the diffuser helps us, then it will also help in Monaco

2009-04-17 - Red Bull - 04Red Bull has succeeded in readying a ‘double diffuser’ solution in time for this weekend’s Monaco grand prix.

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May 04

BMW may not have double diffuser in Spain

Spain to be wrong medicine for BMW – Lauda

2009-04-04 - BMW Sauber F1 - Nick Heidfeld 06It is not certain that a ‘double diffuser’ solution will be ready to be added to the 2009 BMW-Sauber package for this weekend’s Spanish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Another diffuser step in works for Force India

We have another update coming in Barcelona

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - Force India 05Although at the back of the field at present, Force India has indicated it can keep up with the pace of formula one development. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Teams rush to speed up diffuser development

No KERS for Renault at next two races

2009-04-17 - Renault - Nelson Piquet 06The ‘double’ diffuser scheduled to be added to the Red Bull package at Monaco will not be the definitive version, team boss Christian Horner has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Another diffuser tweak for McLaren in Bahrain

It brings a bit more downforce but is not a giant step

2009-04-18 - McLaren - 01McLaren is using another development of its modified Shanghai-spec diffuser in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

BMW finally drops diffuser protest

We do not believe the result would be different if we had another appeal

2009-04-04 - BMW Sauber F1 - Nick Heidfeld 01BMW-Sauber on Thursday finally announced it has formally dropped its protest against the legality of rear diffusers.

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Apr 22

New diffuser for Force India in Bahrain

We know where we need to improve

2009-04-04 - Force India - 1135Force India will use an ‘interim diffuser’ for its 2009 car at this weekend’s Bahrain grand prix, team head Vijay Mallya has revealed.

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Apr 22

Red Bull confirm Monaco target for diffuser

It’s not the easiest task getting it to fit the car” -Newey

Adrian Newey 1Red Bull’s plan is to introduce a ‘double diffuser’ by next month’s Monaco grand prix, designer Adrian Newey and racing advisor Helmut Marko have confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Piquet’s Renault to have diffuser in Bahrain

It is certain that the Brazilian driver’s Renault will be upgraded

Nelson Piquet’s Renault will be upgraded to feature a ‘double diffuser’ in time for the Bahrain grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

New diffuser boosts Hamilton in China

Mercedes-powered team’s fortunes took a boost in Shanghai

McLaren rushed an interim ‘double diffuser’ onto Lewis Hamilton’s car for the Chinese grand prix weekend.

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Apr 16

Many talking points as F1 gears up in cold China

Some teams have a new diffuser in China, drivers hit out at China tyre selection

F1 - 2009 - Grand Prix ChineThere were plenty of talking points as the formula one world gathered at a chilly Shanghai circuit on Thursday, on the eve of the official action for the Chinese grand prix.

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Apr 16

Newey skips China to work on new diffuser

For Shanghai we have prepared aerodynamic improvements

Adrian Newey 1Red Bull designer Adrian Newey cancelled his flight to Shanghai following the FIA’s confirmation that ‘double diffusers’ are fully legal, according to reports. Read the rest of this entry »

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