In an effort to understand Adrian Newey’s genius, several Formula 1 pundits have scrutinized the Red Bull RB9 chassis for some clue as to why it is such a dominant car. What has Newey discovered that allows the car to generate such amazing downforce and grip? The BBC’s Gary Anderson thought he might have an answer when F1 decided to place thermal cameras on the cars.
Anderson, a former employee of the Milton Keynes team when it was Stewart Grand Prix, was watching the on-board thermal cameras, like the rest of us, and noticed there was heat at the floor section known as the “Tea Tray”.
Anderson speculated that Newey may have found a way to generate heat in that area which then...
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