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Red Bull RB7 – front wing development summary


    Red Bull’s obsession on details pushed the development of the RB7 to the limit , including the front wing , even though both driver and constructors championship were cleared out in favor of Red Bull relatively early . In total at least 15 different front wing’s versions were seen fitted on RB7 from Launch to Brazil . Some of them were new designs while some others were revisions of older versions .

front wing versions

 

raced

 tested only

Total

15

8

7

New designs

7

3

4

Revisions of standard specs :

8

5

3

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  1. Breezy
    January 24, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    It’s pretty astounding to think that Red Bull had 7 designs that were only tested and not used (almost 50%!). In 2010 it was often said that every update out of Red Bull worked right out of the box. Clearly they are the best team on the grid when it comes to emulating race conditions in their designs due to wind tunnel and CFD calibrations.

    I wonder how many revisions were to re-balance the aero since weight distributions were fixed in 2011?

  2. January 24, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    There were even occasions like Canada where Red Bull developed new wings but weather conditions forced the team to revert back to the older version . Valuable time and money was wasted you might think because the Canadian specs were never raced ,but that happens to rival teams as well .

    Another fascinating thing is that Red Bull raced only 4 rear wing versions !

    PS=some reasons for abandoning a new spec are
    -weather conditions
    -failing to meet the expected result ( testings during season are prohibited )
    – not enough pieces to be left to use, especially after a crash or collision at free practice sessions or qualifying

  1. February 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm

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