Red Bull RB8 - double-DRS rear wing 13 October 2012
This drawing shows all the major components of the new double-DRS rear wing recently introduced by Red Bull. Technical chief Adrian Newey has reinterpreted the thinking behind Mercedes' F-duct front wing, but with a much simpler system. The activation is the same - when the DRS is opened and the flap moves up, it opens a hole (where the narrow, curved grey piece is on the inside of the endplate) to channel air through the endplate. Unlike the Mercedes, however, the airflow doesn't go to the front of the car but simply down the inside of the endplate and out past the lower beam wing, shedding drag. It exits in the 15cm central section where there are no rule restrictions on the wing.