Posted on May 27, 2011

Buried deep in the transcript of yesterday’s FIA press conference at Monaco is an explanation from Red Bull’s Adrian Newey of why the FIA had to row back on the off-throttle exhaust ban they tried to introduce in Spain. Newey says that the Renault system is set up as it is to provide exhaust valve cooling and that to ban it with immediate effect would introduce a reliability issue, which would unfairly disadvantage them. He says that the methods others have used to get the same aerodynamic effect, do cross the line. Clearly the exhaust valve cooling was Renault’s argument More…

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