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Red Bull RB5 - front aero package 03 March 2009

The RB5 is one of the most innovative and radical cars of 2009. The chassis is V-shaped (1) on top, improving the management of airflow towards the rear of the car. Both the chassis and suspension are higher than on the previous RB4, as is the position of the driver's feet. The two central pillars (2) connecting the nose to the front wing are straight and close together, while the wing's main plane is intricately shaped where it joins the endplate (3) to direct airflow under the wing. Both the main plane and the upper flap are slotted (4). Also note the ballast compartment (5) in the endplate.