A rumor rated as 'speculation' is one that has no supporting information
A rumor rated as 'strong' is one where we received information from more than one source.
A rumor rated as 'fact' is one that has proven to be true
A rumor rated as 'false' is one that has proven to be false based on new information
These rumors are just that, RUMORS, and are not to be taken as 'fact'
unless so noted. Please visit our Hot News page for news. If you have a rumor, or can supply
more information about one listed here,
e-mail us with as
much supporting information as possible and we may post it. User Agreement and Disclaimer.
Newer rumors supersede older ones of the same topic. Go to our
discuss any rumor.
Red Bull copies solution from Williams (GMM) Red Bull has copied from Williams a clever technical innovation, Auto Motor und Sport correspondent Michael Schmidt reports.
During winter testing, eagle-eyed experts spotted the Williams solution on the new FW35's brake duct area.
Actually, the original idea was Red Bulls. Last year, the FIA ruled that the reigning champions were using the brake ducts as an aerodynamic aid, by channeling airflow through the wheel with the rim, hub and nut all playing a role.
Williams, however, modified the concept for 2013, making it legal by ensuring the exit holes for the airflow are stationary and therefore not constituting a banned moveable aerodynamic device.
Red Bull tested the Williams idea during practice in Bahrain on Friday.
The new solution was fitted to Sebastian Vettel's car only.
However, Schmidt wrote: "Williams is not sure its solution has created more problems than benefits.
"The air passing through the axle is on the list of possible sources of the problems with the (2013) car."
Copyright 1999-2017 | AutoRacing1 is an
independent internet online publication and is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed
by IndyCar, NASCAR, FIA, Sprint, or any other series sponsor.
This material may not be published, broadcast, or redistributed without