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21 Mar 2014

Red Bull Racing have arrived at Melbourne on the back foot, problems during the pre-season tests curtailed the mileage covered by the team, scuppering their assessment of aerodynamic solutions.

The team therefore arrived in Australia with several new components or with components that only had limited pre-season testing. In the case of the latter of these two is their Y100 Winglet / Monkey Seat which sits astride the crash structure. Whilst other teams have placed their Y100 Winglet's above the exhaust to try and influence it's upwash, Red Bull have placed theirs below. This should have a marked effect on how the exhaust flow influences the aerodynamic connection between the Diffuser below it and the Rear Wing above it.


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