Thursday, January 21, 2010

Red Bull Racing RB5 F1

Red Bull’s 2009 car, the RB5, was revealed in low-key fashion in the Jerez circuit pitlane. On hand were Mark Webber, not using crutches but limping noticeably, and his new team-mate Sebastian Vettel, as well as team boss Christian Horner and car designer Adrian Newey.




Vettel was designated roll-out duties but the Renault-powered car’s initial installation lap was delayed. Photographers snapped the car from the other side of the pitlane, but some observers noted that team officials were careful not to allow the rear of the car to be seen – perhaps in the wake of the controversy surrounding the diffuser designs of the new Toyota and Williams.

FIA President Max Mosley last week said he believes the designs are ‘okay’ but could not rule out an official protest in Australia next month.

“The current FIA view is that Williams and Toyota have been clever and exploited the wording of the rules in a clever way,” he said. “The view on our technical people is that it is okay, we will wait and see if someone challenges it.”


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