Posted by Mole on October 7, 2011 | No Comments
The Red Bull RB7, which we know was designed by legendary-aerodynamicist Adrian Newey, has a Flexi-Wing. The modification allows more speed down the straights, but without a loss of grip through the corners. When rival teams first noticed this, their was a lot of criticism with regards to rules, but the car passed all the legality tests it was put through.
And, we all know that Mark Webber crashed out at Parabollica during the Italian Grand Prix at Monza this year. However, their is more than meets the eye to the unusual incident from Webber. As Webber’s car was being lifted by a crane, experts believe that they saw a Flexi-Floor. This would work with the Flexi-Wing, allowing for a mix of down-force and speed at appropriate times.
A Flexi-Floor design would not work with the current regulations, which state every car must comply with specific dimensions and have a specific amount of ground clearance. Team Designers are forever trying to push the regulations, as they can be fairly complex, and complicated, but the outcome of this possible breach, will be rather interesting!