Home - The Official Formula 1 Website Skip to content

Red Bull RB5 - rear aero package 25 April 2009

While Adrian Newey is working flat out on a B-version of the RB5, others have copied this feature of his car - extending the rear wing endplates to meet the diffuser. Note the sculpted floor (usually flat) near the rear tyre. This works in conjunction with the hole introduced in the floor in front of the tyre, reducing the drag created by the tyre and improving the efficiency of the diffuser's side channels.