Red Bull Modified Rear Suspension in Turkey

For the second race in a row in 2010, Red Bull Racing have been told by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) to modify a part of their RB6 prior to the actual F1 event. In Turkey, it seems that an element of the RB6 rear suspension was not compliant with the technical regulations and had to be modified.

The elements in question, hidden behind six burly Red Bull mechanics on recent grand prix grids, were aerodynamically shaped and at a 20 degree horizontal angle rather than the allowed five,” said a report from the GMM news agency, citing Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

In response, Adrian Newey's design team reportedly shrouded the parts with round tubing in order to nullify the downforce-producing effect,” added the report.

No sooner than two weekends before, in the Principality, Red Bull Racing were forced to alter the rear diffuser of their RB6 after the guys at McLaren had identified another illegal element on the car. Back then, it worked just fine for the Austrian team, as Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel not only scored the 2 fastest times in qualy, but also a 1-2 finish for Red Bull.

In Turkey however, McLaren Mercedes confirmed their speedy development rate and closed the gap on Red Bull, being glued to Webber-Vettel duo until the controversial incident on Lap 41. Apart from the altered suspension, Red Bull also had to let go of their newly-developed F-duct system, after data from the Friday practice sessions revealed the device was not working properly.

As for the upcoming race, the Milton Keynes based team already confirmed that the RB6 will not feature the F-duct system.
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