The Red Bull RB6 in detail

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F1 Fanatic wishes all its readers a very happy new year!

As we wait to see the first 2011 F1 cars check out this detailed drawing of the state of the art in 2010: Red Bull’s RB6.


Happy New Year ?ǣ RedBull RB6 Illustration (ScarbsF1)

“I?ve been drawing this big detail ?ǣ big scale illustration of the RB6 as a prelude to a prediction of the 2011 car designs”

F1 dreaming: Young driver hopes to race in Austin (Austin American Statesman)

“In spite of this country’s lack of F1 tradition and training grounds, there appears to be some young guns who have a shot at racing in Austin.”

GP2 official website

F1 support series GP2 has re-launched its website.

Williams-Cosworth eye top four (Planet F1)

I see Planet F1 have quoted the first part of the interview I did with Cosworth’s Mark Gallagher. Although they have acknowledged the source of the quotes it’s disappointing to see some website editors persist in not linking back to original sources, a policy I always try to respect on F1 Fanatic. I posted a comment in response to the article yesterday asking to be linked to but it appears they have refused to publish that comment.

Comment of the day

After reading Cosworth boss Mark Gallagher’s view on the 2013 engine rules US_Peter argues in favour of the new, smaller engines:

F1 doesn?t need to be inventing new technologies to be helping develop technologies. The key word there is develop.

Yes, turbo engines and hybrid engines have existed for ages, but no industry can push the rate of optimisation like Formula 1. F1 engineers will certainly be able to optimise these types of engines to a far greater extent than the motor industry as a whole has done, and without a doubt some of that ingenuity will trickle down to road cars however small.

Even if F1 isn?t driving new technologies it certainly has a place at the forefront of developing those technologies rather than stagnating with old world engines. Don?t fear change, it?s what keeps things interesting.

From the forum

This discussion on what was the best drive of 2010 has drawn several interesting suggestions.

Happy birthday!

It’s dsob’s birthday today, so a very happy birthday to you!

On this day in F1

The first ever F1 Fanatic round-up was posted on this day last year:

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25 comments on The Red Bull RB6 in detail

  1. newnhamlea1 (@newnhamlea1) said on 1st January 2011, 13:47

    I agree with US peter’s point to an extent, but if they put an engine freeze on after the first yar, the whole thing would be pointless, because the technology then just stagnates, as it has with the V8’s.

    • Scribe (@scribe) said on 1st January 2011, 14:30

      Yeah, seems odd doesn’t it, I suspect they won’t be able to freeze the engines after the first year though because of the possibility of a permanent advantage being frozen into the sport.

      • BasCB said on 1st January 2011, 15:18

        I agree with that. As Gallagher said in the interview, they will be keeping a close look on the parity between engines and I suppose they should allow engine (or drive train, to include the whole package) developments each year.

      • Mike (@mike) said on 2nd January 2011, 0:18

        Well, They didn’t mind freezing in a permanent advantage last time did they?

    • F1iLike said on 1st January 2011, 16:10

      If they freeze it after a couple of years the whole move is redundant. They want to develop and help the regular motor industry and what good does it do if they can do 2 years of intense developing just for it to stop?! That’s so pointless. This will be a race for quite a few years I think (and hope!)

      • Mike (@mike) said on 2nd January 2011, 0:27

        I agree, I think the engines should be allowed to develop, but with strict budget caps to allow smaller groups to compete.

        • wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 2nd January 2011, 2:01

          I too agree with him, rules should allow teams to develope things that will make racing interesting.As no other sports push the boundary as F1 does.

          • MattW said on 6th January 2011, 1:02

            The only problem is policing that budget cap, otherwise it would’ve been done already. IF it was possible, the FIA could say “anything under x dollars” and we could see all sorts of approaches – diesels, hybrids, turbos, etc

  2. Ned Flanders (@ned-flanders) said on 1st January 2011, 13:49

    Happy birhday dsob, and happy birthday F1 Fanatic round-up!

  3. HounslowBusGarage (@hounslowbusgarage) said on 1st January 2011, 14:24

    That’s an excellent illustration from ScarbsF1.
    And happy new year, everyone. Happy Birthday to dsob as well.

  4. Dan Newton said on 1st January 2011, 14:26

    Have the round ups really only been going for a year? It seems like much longer.

  5. Very many happy returns Dsob! I hope you’re having a great day to kick off the decade ahead :)

  6. zecks said on 1st January 2011, 15:04

    Is it just me or does the 2011 GP2 look exactly the same as the 2010 HRT (plus a shark fin)?

    Happy New Year all

  7. Wesley said on 1st January 2011, 17:56

    Happy New Year F1 fanatic!

  8. Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 1st January 2011, 18:03

    Anniversary of my first COTD :) Happy New Year, one and all.

  9. Nixon (@nixon) said on 2nd January 2011, 10:42


  10. A belated Happy New Year Keith – but another load of new rules – we need apart from obvious safety rules – brakes,impact safety,etc which are fine but let us see a more open policy on engine development within a set budget per engine/team? – I know it wont happen

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