Adrian Newey: “No new diffuser on RB5 before Monaco GP” 

Written by David on April 21st, 2009 at 5:08 pmLast Update: April 21st, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Adrian Newey, Red Bull RacingRed Bull racing Chief Technical officer Adrian Newey – the man behind the design of the Renault powered Red Bull RB5 single seater – has suggested during an interview with the team’s press office that the introduction of a double decker diffuser will require at least another month of work (until the Monaco Grand Prix in May) given RB5′s particular pullroad rear suspension.

“The unique feature of the Red Bull cars is the pullrod rear suspension, which is a good solution when you don’t have a double-diffuser. But getting it to work with the diffuser will be more difficult. We won’t have a double-diffuser before Monaco,” said Newey.

“Given the design of RB5, it’s not the easiest task getting it to fit the car and while we work on this one item, we also need to keep working on the general development of the car, to ensure we don’t fall behind in other areas,” he explained.

“A double decker diffuser will certainly involve a lot of work. The challenge now is to try and integrate the new diffuser into the rest of the car. But I don’t regard it as a shame, I see it as another challenge,” he added.

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