Adrian Newey says banning double diffusers won’t help overtaking

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Red Bull designer and top F1 aerodynamicist Adrian Newey believes the proposed ban on double diffusers in 2011 won’t make it easier for F1 cars to overtake. Speaking at the Watkins Lecture at Autosport International he said: I don’t think [double diffusers] affected the overtaking. It gave us more downforce and made the cars about … Continue reading Adrian Newey says banning double diffusers won’t help overtaking

Newey: Red Bull blocked from Mercedes deal

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Adrian Newey claims Red Bull evaluated a switch to Mercedes power for 2010 but were prevented from using the engines by rival teams. The designer claimed Mercedes users McLaren and Brawn blocked a Red Bull-Mercedes deal. Speaking at the Motorsport Safety Fund’s Watkins Lecture at Autosport International, Newey said the team considered the switch because … Continue reading Newey: Red Bull blocked from Mercedes deal