Red Bull Improve F-Duct for Korea
Up until now this season, Red Bull have been far too dominant on low-speed highly technical circuits, thanks to the incredible aerodynamic package put in place by Newey. Hungaroring and Suzuka are two perfect examples to support that. However, on circuits such as Spa or Monza, where engine power was more important that aerodynamics, Ferrari and McLaren made Red Bull look like a regular team.
If we are to believe Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko’s latest comments on the Korean Grand Prix track – in which he feared the long straights will not play in his cars’ favor – we might be inclined to believe that this will be another damage control race for the Milton Keynes based team.
The latest report coming from Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport begs to differ however, as it claims Newey has found a way to tweak the RB6’s F-duct in such a way that it adds more speed to the car in straight line.
“We are no longer losing so much on the straights,” said Vettel in preparation for the Korean Grand Prix, confirming that some developments have been put in place by his team so the RB6 will not lose much time as compared to its rivals on the 1.2-km long main straight.