Red Bull F1 Ready to Protest Against Mercedes in Australia

Published 03/10/2020, 11:52 AM EDT


Mercedes F1 has been constrained into some very late changes. It came after Red Bull F1 scrutinized the legality of the Silver Arrows’ rear brake ducts.

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In what could be an extremely bustling week for the FIA, the overseeing body has given another Technical Directive identifying with the rear brake ducts in the wake of Red Bull’s protests.

While everybody is principally worried about the announcement of the FIA on the lawfulness of the Ferrari from 2019, Red Bull F1 has applied for an explanation over a Mercedes F1 design.

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With the DAS system, Mercedes F1 already woke up the competition. With Mercedes’ back wheels, be that as it may, there is something different going on.

Mercedes F1 will change its design before the Australian GP

Red Bull has opened a second fight against Mercedes. As indicated by the group’s specialists, the rear brake vents of certain teams are not agreeable. Counting Mercedes, perhaps at the same time Racing Point.

The fact of the matter is that these developments are used as an extra ventilation duct over the allowed zone. This air is then used to cool the brakes or edges. That could be an unequivocal advantage in tire management.

According to Auto Motor und Sport, Red Bull’s engineers suspected that the rear brake vents were not compliant with Article 11.5 of the Technical Regulations which state:

Air channels around the rear brakes will be viewed as a major aspect of the braking mechanism and will not protrude beyond:

1) A plane parallel to the ground situated at a distance of 160mm above the horizontal centerline of the wheel.
2) A plane parallel to the ground situated at a distance of 160mm below the horizontal centerline of the wheel.
3) A vertical plane parallels to the inner face of the wheel rim and displaced from it by 120mm toward the car center plane.
4) In the forward direction, a radius of 330mm from the center of the wheel or in the rearward direction a radius of 180mm from the center of the wheel, when viewed from the side.

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The FIA has now made a clear proclamation about this. In the announcement, the FIA states that the groups that have utilized this development should remove it right away. As indicated by the guidelines, only limited use might be made of that space. Above all, Those standards are now being violated.

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Abhay Aggarwal

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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.

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