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

  1. box this lap (@sebashuis) said on 1st February 2011, 7:56

    I just made a quick drawing of the car =P look:

  2. Nathan said on 1st February 2011, 7:57

    looks like a good car…

  3. geo132 (@geo132) said on 1st February 2011, 7:59

    It seems like red bull’s exhaust is almost similar to last year’s. pic

  4. What is going on under the nose cone near the suspension mounts? Looks like a massive keel or something. The above shot thats a few posts above also shows it. Something big and black under there.

    • and no I dont mean the splitter jutting forward. in front of that.

      • US_Peter said on 1st February 2011, 8:07

        Don’t know what they’re called, but those were there last year.

        • I’ve written 2 replies now and for some reason they’re not posting when I hit submit. But yes, you are right, they were there at the end of last year.

          For some reason I either didn’t notice them or just plain forgot about them.

  5. other teams only talk about innovative designs, Red bull does come with some interesting solutions. looks fast!!

  6. Gridlock said on 1st February 2011, 8:11

    Oh and OT I know but there’s a Royal Marine advert on the page for me right now, if anyone else sees it then if you click you’re basically giving a tiny bit of the tax you pay to Keith so I encourage you all to have a look. But not to enlist obviously.

  7. US_Peter said on 1st February 2011, 8:11

    … and Newey’s genius isn’t always obvious either. It took the other teams the better part of the first half of the season to understand that it was the EBD that was making the RB6 so fast. They never really did wrap their heads around how the front wing was working.

  8. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 1st February 2011, 8:16

    I can’t help but think that tight rear end is going to cause problems with overheating.

    • bosyber said on 1st February 2011, 10:06

      I was also thinking that. On the other hand, I think the RB5-7 series had a increase in how tight the back was packed, and an increase in heat management due to the EBD, so maybe they have learned enough over the two previous years to manage it well now.

  9. GeeMac said on 1st February 2011, 8:18

    Wow those sidepods are tiny! I didn’t think that it was possible for Red Bull to make the rear end package any tighter than it was on the RB6….clearly I was wrong.

  10. If that goes half as quick as it looks and its reliable the season will be over by July/August.

  11. So they’ve gone for the same weird appendage on the rear wing as Renault. Interesting to see what it’s for…

  12. cliffgamerz said on 1st February 2011, 8:27

    Did any of you guys noticed diffuser air intake behind the sidepods in the enlarged photo above,that is awesome.

  13. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 1st February 2011, 8:27

    And here’s the Toro Rosso while we’re at it:

    Careful, it’s big.

  14. What a poor, pale show for the double WC ! What a shame !

  15. sumedh said on 1st February 2011, 8:51

    There is no back end whatsoever!

    This lack of back-end makes it look like some sort of futuristic gizmo rather than an F1 car.

    • Adam Tate (@adam-tate) said on 1st February 2011, 9:28

      I agree, though it seems vanishing back ends until they are nearly non existent is the way to aerodynamically, visually it is not as pleasing. But Red Bull wins because they know the age old secret, “God is in the details” and the RB7 definitely seems the most detailed car we’ve so far. That said, Ferrari, Mercedes and Renault seem to have a good base down, I’m excited to see what they do, and you can bet McLaren is looking at every one elses new toys while they keep theirs locked away for a few more days.

  16. Comparison of ‘big three’.
    – Vettel in 50% of the car helped.
    – Alonso helped Massa.
    – Kubica’s car disturbed and irritated Pietrow.The question, who is the best driver I think it is a rhetorical world!

  17. Dexterous said on 1st February 2011, 9:01

    All in all …now it just depends on performance that makes this sport interesting …….

  18. verstappen said on 1st February 2011, 9:07

    Their third driver looks a bit old

  19. Neil Davies (@neil-davies) said on 1st February 2011, 9:17

    Wow, those sidepods are so short. Newey sure knows how to pack and shrink-wrap the oily bits.

  20. Todfod (@todfod) said on 1st February 2011, 9:24

    Who is that guy with the ridiculous moustache?

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