Why? Because the layout allows for an aerodynamic "map" that works over a broader range of ride heights - which is precisely what is required of a car under these regulations where you have to qualify with a ride height that will allow the car not to scrape the ground when you load it with 330lbs of fuel the next day.
S ome of it is Adrian Newey’s creative downforce from the non-ride-height-critical over-body rather way with design, the way he can than the very ride-height-critical under-body is perfect. The “see” airflow. But a significant part pull-rod rear suspension puts the suspension rockers down low of the reason the Red Bull RB6 has left which prevents you from having the ultimate dimensions and the pack behind is circumstantial. shape for your double diffuser but creates a huge, unrestricted Regulations that combine low-fuel airflow passage from the sidepods to the rear wing and beam qualifying with parc ferme conditions, wing. In other words, it facilitates a car that has fantastic upper prohibiting changes to a car’s setup are body airflow that’s relatively immune to ride height. It may ideal territory for the unique pull-rod not generate quite as much under-body airflow as conventional suspension layout Red Bull used even push-rod-suspended cars, but that just means you will be even before these regs were decided. less sensitive to variations in ride height than those cars. Why? Because the layout allows for an Besides, as a final and extreme Newey flourish, the RB6 aerodynamic “map” that works over a features a step-up gearbox that negates much of the restriction broader range of ride heights – which is imposed on the diffuser area by the suspension layout. It’s a precisely what is required of a car under car that has its cake and eats it; which is why it’s been the these regulations where you have to qualify absolute class of the field in the opening rounds of the World with a ride height that will allow the car Championship. Reliability hasn’t been quite so impressive, not to scrape the ground when you load Sebastian Vettel losing the lead in Bahrain with a spark plug it with 330lbs of fuel the next day. Under failure (he finished fourth) and spinning out of the lead in these circumstances, a car that derives a Australia with a loose left-front wheel. It wasn’t until slightly greater proportion of its total Malaysia that he opened the team’s winning account, thus giving Ferrari and McLaren opportunities they were quick to capitalize on in the opening two rounds. It does appear, though, that the RB6 may have trumped the opposition in its basic format, something so fundamental in the car’s concept that the others may not be able to respond this season. It happens sometimes that the sport evolves in a way that, entirely unforeseen, favors a particular existing design concept. It happened a few years ago, when Renault’s rearward-heavy cars ended up being ideally suited to the characteristics of the Michelin tires. The cars weren’t intended to be rearward-heavy; it’s just that the 2001-’02 engine was overweight which led the team to stumble upon For 2010, Adrian Newey (LEFT) has Charles Coates/LAT designed yet another car that is the class of the F1 grid, and when it has
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