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TECH TUESDAY: What’s behind Red Bull’s DRS speed gain and are their rivals showing signs of catching up?

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Mark Hughes and Giorgio Piola
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Studies of the Red Bull RB19’s floor and suspension have provided many clues about the source of its performance superiority over the field, but one aspect of that performance – how it derives a bigger speed gain from DRS than rival cars – has not been fully explained before.

There is perhaps a vital clue in the profile of the car’s diffuser ramp and in how closely the ramp’s trailing edge meets up with the lower beam wing.

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