Red Bull RB7 launch ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ first pictures

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Red Bull have launched their RB7 in Valencia.

World champion Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber revealed the car which Red Bull hope will retain the titles they won last year.

See here for pictures of the RB7 on track

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131 comments on Red Bull RB7 launch ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ first pictures

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  1. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 1st February 2011, 7:41

    Nothing too radical apart from the shorter fin. Thanks Keith!

  2. Pigmer said on 1st February 2011, 7:41

    she is so slim!

  3. JCF1 (@jcf1) said on 1st February 2011, 7:42

    Shark fin. Interesting.

    Dare i say first?

    • It’s definitely a hammer head shark with a chunk ripped out by a rotating blade off the Titanic. ( or equivalent rotating blade of super huge proportions)

  4. geo132 (@geo132) said on 1st February 2011, 7:43

    That’s another “lower” nose cone from other cars. I guess there will be some bad comments about the shark fin though!

  5. uhh, whats the difference? I think we are no longer going to see different styles of cars every year.

    • US_Peter said on 1st February 2011, 7:45

      There are a few differences that are pretty obvious, the nose is higher and shaped pretty differently, the rear wing is different, the shark fin is shorter to comply with the regs.

    • bosyber said on 1st February 2011, 9:48

      I think also that they managed to again shrink the sidepods at the end, look how short and slim? But maybe I forgot how small they are on the RB6. Definitely an evolution, but that seems only logical as they were the fastest w/o DDD in 2009, and with DDD in 2010 with a similar concept.

  6. Adrian said on 1st February 2011, 7:43

    I guess when you’ve got the best car you can be conservative – but I can’t help but think they may get overtaken by McLaren this year if the boys and gals from Woking come good…

  7. Ho-Pin Tung said on 1st February 2011, 7:44

    Wow… the back looks so slim, does it even have a back-end?? :-)

  8. Tom and Charlie said on 1st February 2011, 7:44

    That area around the rear suspension arms looks so slim, is that a stabiliser coming from the back of the side pod to the rear hub??

  9. Gridlock said on 1st February 2011, 7:44

    Let’s all play spot-the-exhaust…

    • Gridlock said on 1st February 2011, 7:46

      BTW the one pictured in the video on RBR.com* has horizontal fins on the airbox too, which the first photo doesn’t.

      *or at least the Haynes image you see if you don’t have flash

  10. box this lap (@sebashuis) said on 1st February 2011, 7:44

    nice quick post!

  11. matt88 (@matt88) said on 1st February 2011, 7:46

    am i wrong or the nose is higher than last year, as Ferrari?

  12. The shark fin looks similar to the Le Mans cars shark fin. And look at total, hlending into the car, why couldnt they do that on the Renault?

  13. They seemed to have rolled out last years car, so disappointed!

    • Meander said on 1st February 2011, 7:49

      Seriously? Look again!

    • Maciek said on 1st February 2011, 7:51

      What were you expecting? A fifth wheel? jet engine? flame-throwers?

      Anyhoo – what I find interesting is that they too have gone with a flatter nose design, like the other cars we’ve seen – so what is it about this year’s regulations that’s dictating that as a solution for everyone we’ve seen so far?

      • Gridlock said on 1st February 2011, 7:56

        My money’s on massive front wings, and perhaps more than one team with front-mounted exhausts

        • Gridlock said on 1st February 2011, 7:58

          …adding I mean, this has winglets on the nose. That’s a first for this year isn’t it? Lots of front downforce plus the new weight distribution suggests impressive rear downforce?

      • Calum said on 1st February 2011, 9:28

        A fifth wheel is not revolutionary – it’s been standard since before the days of Fangio and Moss – Front Left, Front Right, Rear Right, Rear Left and Steering Wheel!!!

      • bosyber said on 1st February 2011, 9:59

        I read on scarbs blog that there now is a maximum height that the nose can be above the cockpit, so adding big ridges and a severe V-shape means that the nose as a whole has to be lower (the ridges also fall under that maximum), leaving on the whole less space under the nose; hence teams moving to a flatter, raised, nose.

    • electrolite (@electrolite) said on 1st February 2011, 10:28

      It’s completely different, I think.

      However i’m still trying to decide whether I like the shape of it. The back end is so…well…lacking a back end.

  14. Racefan said on 1st February 2011, 7:49

    The livery is better than last year.I hope it stands out from the torro rosso.

  15. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 1st February 2011, 7:49

    Argh, there’s a shark fin! It’s not as ugly as it could be, but it looks like it’s only there to let Red Bull have a bigger red bull on the engine cowling.

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