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Sneak Peak of the RB5


By Ian Lockwood
February 6 2009

Red Bull Racing are due to launch the RB5 at Jerez on Monday, but if you can't wait until then, let Sebastian Vettel show you a computer generated version showing how the new car has been shaped by the 2009 rule changes.


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Sneak Peak of the RB5
Racing Bulls (IP Logged)
06/02/2009 18:13
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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
sidepodcast (IP Logged)
06/02/2009 19:00
that is a quality presentation smiling smiley

i loved the kers explanation especially. good stuff, can't wait for the launch.

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
chrislinford (IP Logged)
06/02/2009 20:12
We seem to have dumped the anvil and have "winglets" on the nose.
A bit boxy side pods but maybe all is not ready yet.

Chris

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
Keppel (IP Logged)
06/02/2009 21:02
I didn't appreciate how long it took to load smiling smiley I also thought Vettel's "Star Wars-Esque" Voice didn't do the video justice! For those without fantastic connections;

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That front wing does look fantastic though. Webber was right.

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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
Keppel (IP Logged)
06/02/2009 21:05
It's interesting, also, hearing the extent of the potential of KERS. I can imagine a "Renault Startup system" type scenario where you find particular teams who are using KERs are able to pull off crazy overtaking moves whilst others are somewhat disadvatanged without.

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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
boci (IP Logged)
06/02/2009 21:44
frig..my internet has been shaped for 2 weeks now and it hasnt hurt till right now

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
Whitey*~@ (IP Logged)
06/02/2009 23:09
Thanks growler, what a fantastic video, that was really cool, and the car looks awesome from the top view when it first changes into the 09 model!

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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
SonnyT (IP Logged)
06/02/2009 23:27
The top edges of the nose seem to be very "shaped". Looks like an attempt to guide the airflow woithout using winglets. Ferrari-like vanes on the front of the sidepod with mirrors. Low and long. Higher nose. Low engine cover and exhaust well to the rear.

Looks great

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
IndyAndy (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 00:07
Had problems with the direct link - thanks for the YouTube link, Keppel.(Sm13)

That is one sweet car design! - maybe the best on the grid. Now if only it races as fast as it looks.

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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
Jock 2009 (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 00:29
Sex on wheels!

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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
LoudHoward (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 01:41
Looks identical to the Toyota?

I liked that Vettel spun twice.

Also, it takes a while to make these videos I assume, so who knows if the car looks exactly like that.

Now that DCs gone, mirrors go outboard again, joy.

No shark fin sad smiley

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2009:02:07:01:48:44 by LoudHoward.

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
boci (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 03:22
can someone take afew good still pics from the video and post em?

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
LoudHoward (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 03:31
From Vakie at atlas:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_EnWQGb-HJp0/SYx6LZPjgrI/AAAAAAAAAJw/C-vrFbJZCV0/s800/Image10.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_EnWQGb-HJp0/SYx6FA1RaCI/AAAAAAAAAJo/SO1fxq-AEQM/s800/Image8.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_EnWQGb-HJp0/SYx6QmuNU8I/AAAAAAAAAJ0/EmVczQnPf4c/s800/Image11.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_EnWQGb-HJp0/SYx6IrLMCBI/AAAAAAAAAJs/2dIY7LBhgrs/s800/Image9.jpg

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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
boci (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 03:42
he's a true artist

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
...trollie (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 04:15
I recall reading that AFCA said that the RB5 would/could have an engine cover at the rear joined to the floor plate in a different way.

First thought was Renaults pancake cover covering the rear suspension, then I thought, maybe we'd see something even further along these lines like Newey designing a big round moulded rear end like a porsche 911 or something!

We shall see. The vid above looks exactly like the FIA directive/restrictions on '09 car shapes apart from the concave bonnet.

Meat and potatoes.

The real gains will come from the now competitive 'reliable' engine. Remember what happened when the RB4-STR got one of those! wow.

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
djOS (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 04:33
Hands up who thinks there will be some more surprises on the RB5 launched on monday not shown in the renderings?

*holds hand up*

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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
K1 (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 05:37
i like what i see, and i see what i like. cool car.

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
boci (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 06:36
yeh we could be all wrong and its nothing like the pics..my dream of the A2 or howies vacume car making a return is still alive

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
_Jono_ (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 07:04
Ohh its taking ages to load but who cares (Big Kev voice) "I'm excited!".

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
Duffer (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 12:54
That rendering is a simple graphic presentation which in my opinion will not look like the RB5. It looked far too simple.

For me it was half Toyota, half Ferrari. The bent nose kink looked a little silly. But again, the car design will not be like this graphic at all.

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
barteks (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 14:53
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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
Keppel (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 15:52
Oohhh, nice pic Bartek! I really have to try Red Bull Cola.

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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
barteks (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 19:00
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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
K1 (IP Logged)
07/02/2009 22:00
i was unaware duffer that you had a direct line into the RBR design department that would enable you to make such positive and definitive statements re new design.

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
Whitey*~@ (IP Logged)
08/02/2009 08:14
Look at the new RB5 the exhaust cannot be seen coming out of the top of the rear end , where are the exhaust?? it looks different to the other cars so far released have Red Bull put the exhaust under the car or something??

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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
Whitey*~@ (IP Logged)
08/02/2009 08:17
Another thing... look at the rear wing end plates, they look like they go along way down at the bottom, like they almost touch the ground!

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/3654/webberalonso.jpg
----Webber versus Alonso----

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
Duffer (IP Logged)
08/02/2009 08:39
There is not even a diffuser on the car. I am just using common sense K1. We shall see.

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
Whitey*~@ (IP Logged)
08/02/2009 08:45
There is not even a diffuser on the car. I am just using common sense K1. We shall see.

So what about the NO exhaust outlets??? is that because its just a computer picture??? or will there really be NO exhaust outlets at the top at the rear on the RB5???

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/3654/webberalonso.jpg
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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
LoudHoward (IP Logged)
08/02/2009 08:49
Even if the car is similar to that, and it probably will be given the regs, it will look different given proper lighting and so forth.

Whitey, the exhausts are there out the top of the engine cover. New rules or not, putting the exhausts through the diffuser sucks comparetively.

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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
Whitey*~@ (IP Logged)
08/02/2009 08:53

Whitey, the exhausts are there out the top of the engine cover.


OK but they are a bit hard to see in the pic, they look like they are back a bit further than the other cars released so far!

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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
LoudHoward (IP Logged)
08/02/2009 09:23
The RB5 hasn't been released so who knows tongue sticking out smiley Maybe the exhausts were too complex/big a pain in the ass for the modeller to bother with. Wait 24 hours and muse over the real car rather than this.

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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
chrislinford (IP Logged)
08/02/2009 11:34
Basically a lot of the animation is from last years version, but with a new car. I think last year webber's span.

It takes ages to produce and render these so it does give a clue to the car but much may have changed since the modeling.


Can't wait till tomorrow, but I was expecting something a little more "different" after Webber's comments, but then he does want to extend his contract.

Chris

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
djOS (IP Logged)
08/02/2009 11:56
Quote:
-Whitey-
Another thing... look at the rear wing end plates, they look like they go along way down at the bottom, like they almost touch the ground!

Wow they do to - I just saw this cap over at F1Tech:

http://i43.tinypic.com/2e2qdxu.jpg

I notice that the trailing edges flair out slightly creating another diffuser like effect! Very Nice!

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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
djOS (IP Logged)
08/02/2009 12:03
Quote:
-Whitey-
Look at the new RB5 the exhaust cannot be seen coming out of the top of the rear end , where are the exhaust?? it looks different to the other cars so far released have Red Bull put the exhaust under the car or something??

You can just see one of the exhausts one the right hand side of Webbos car just below the rear wing elements - they certainly are a long way back compared to most of the other cars we've seen so far. smiling smiley

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Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
m77 (IP Logged)
08/02/2009 13:17
Quote:
djOS
I notice that the trailing edges flair out slightly creating another diffuser like effect! Very Nice!

clever! if this is on the car expect more diffuser legality enquiries from jealous teams!

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
Flasheart (IP Logged)
08/02/2009 23:03
Not long now. You lot in Europe are so lucky. You get to go to bed and sleep these last few hours. Us Aussies have to wait the whole day in anticipation! Hurry up already!

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
SoliRossi (is200) (IP Logged)
09/02/2009 01:14
The other thing that is interesting is the sidepods, they look really boxy on the side, not sculpted at all like the renault.

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
Duffer (IP Logged)
09/02/2009 10:52
Hands up those that were wrong about these pictures...


I feel lonely. I am the only one with a raised hand.

 
Re: Sneak Peak of the RB5
Jock 2009 (IP Logged)
09/02/2009 10:55
I was wrong too Duff Duff....I just didn't step on my dick by writing my views in the forum (Sm151)

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