Red Bull RB7 - exhaust layout 08 May 2011
Red Bull brought to Istanbul a more sophisticated version of their exhaust, which better integrates with the car's side diffuser. But the new solution was destroyed when Sebastian Vettel slid off the track and into the barriers during Friday practice. So both Vettel and Mark Webber ran the team's more conventional solution (seen here) during qualifying and the race. It features a small horizontal flap (highlighted in yellow), originally introduced by Toro Rosso at the launch of their car (and subsequently tested by Ferrari on Friday), designed to improve cohesion between the air flowing from the exhausts (red arrows) and from the rear diffuser (blue arrows).