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Does Red Bull Have a Form of Traction Control?

Formula 1 fans love a conspiracy theory, and today’s is that Red Bull’s dominant form at the two recent slower-speed tracks could be due to some form of traction control … exhibit A being the photograph above. Traction control has been banned in F1 for many years now, and more recently Red Bull were forced […]

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2011 F1 Barcelona Testing Times

The F1 testing at Barcelona finished today, giving us a slightly clearer picture of the relative performance of the different cars and the new Pirelli tyres. In 2010, the fastest lap was a 1min20.4sec time set by Lewis Hamilton. The new Pirelli tyres appear to have significantly less grip, as well as much faster degradation. […]

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A Thought on Brazilian GP 2010

After a very exciting qualifying yesterday, which saw a slightly unusual grid and an exceptional performance by Nico Hulkenberg to take pole, the race between the 3 or 4 serious title contenders will be fascinating. It may not be relevant, but I have noticed in the few races where Red Bull have had to follow […]

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Flexi-Wings Gone From F1

Despite all the denials from Red Bull that they’ve ever had flexible parts on their cars and repeatedly telling everyone that ‘our wings conform with and passed all FIA tests’, their 1.5 seconds per lap advantage has disappeared this weekend and the fans can look forward to some great racing in Belgium today! The rival […]

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New F1 Wing Tests

The FIA announced yesterday (coincidentally AFTER the race) that they reserve the right to introduce tougher wing deflection tests in order to catch those teams who’s wing construction is not within the spirit of the rules. The weights used to test for wing flexibility may be doubled in order to catch teams who have been […]

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