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TECH TUESDAY: The main factors behind Red Bull’s Singapore slump and how they bounced back in style at Suzuka

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Mark Hughes and Giorgio Piola
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Red Bull’s spectacular fall from domination in Singapore and its equally spectacular return to form in Suzuka has highlighted just how hyper-sensitive this generation of cars are to set-up – specifically regarding ride height.

The ground effect principle by which these cars generate a big proportion of their total downforce is dramatically more effective the closer the lowest point of the floor is to the ground, until it becomes so low that the airflow stalls.

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