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'Newey could present brilliant update for RB13'

  • Published on 14 Mar 2017 12:34
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Adrian Newey could be shaping up to launch a "brilliant update" for its 2017 car. That is the claim of former F1 driver turned German-language pundit Marc Surer. The Swiss commentator is referring to the fact that, despite designer Newey's usual brilliance in interpreting new rules, Ferrari and Mercedes were clearly quicker in Barcelona testing.

"The Red Bull is a surprisingly simple design," Surer told the German broadcaster Sky. "It may indicate that Red Bull with its Renault engine are betting on a strategy knowing that they cannot match the power of the Mercedes. On the other hand, it could also be that Adrian Newey will present a brilliant update in Melbourne," he added.

Meanwhile, Surer is predicting a tough year for German youngster Pascal Wehrlein, as he moves from the failed backmarker Manor to the traditional midfield team Sauber.

However, it appears Sauber could be bringing up the rear in 2017. "Pascal is back after his back injury," said Surer. "But Sauber cannot keep up. They are using the Ferrari engine from last year, but Ferrari and all of the other teams have taken steps forward with their new engines." (GMM)

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  • Vet5

    Posts: 225

    I read the interview with Newey that he wanted a clean car for testing to see how air flows rather than being like Mercedes and Ferrari just throwing shapes in the car hoping for down force results. I do believe (and hope) that we have a revolutionary RB13 @ Melbourne!

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    • Mar 14 2017 - 13:38
  • Bhurt

    Posts: 320

    When Surer states that all the other teams have taken steps forward with their new engines you just know he hasn't watched a single orange car at Barcelona.

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    • Mar 14 2017 - 13:43
  • mbmwe36

    Posts: 533

    I think everybody is expecting a rather big upgrade of the Redbull's aero. And while I can appreciate the fact that they don't really wanna show their hand before the first race, it is a huge gamle, wind tunnel testing or not.

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    • Mar 14 2017 - 17:08
  • He could, but so could anyone else.

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    • Mar 14 2017 - 20:45
  • ringo

    Posts: 3,363

    importand is how much power can you use this year , before you know, no fuel lolz

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    • Mar 14 2017 - 20:59
  • A big upgrade will be a tenth or two if they lucky, that's the average so we getting way ahead of ourselves, the still don't have the horses and it's the horses upgrade they need not just aero.

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    • Mar 15 2017 - 11:33

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