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The curious case of the Drag Reduction Device

If you follow the Lotus F1 Team on Twitter, you will know that they have been releasing teaser shots over the past week of their 2014 challenger, the E22. Today they released an image with the focus being on the side of the chassis and, in the background, a blurry-looking airbox. Interestingly, it revealed that the new chassis will not feature the 'ears' either side of the airbox that are used to function the Drag Reduction Device (DRD). The DRD is a complex system that alters the amount drag created by the rear wing main plane. When active, the device reduces drag and increases top speed, although when inactive the rear wing behaves as normal in producing downforce. It is a totally...
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