Analysis: What’s going on up Red Bull’s nose? | F1 technology

As the nose tip regulations have changed over the years since 2012, Red Bull have always found their own way to treat their nose design.
Red Bull’s solution was the nose hole.
What’s more, this improved airflow makes the air passing up under the nose’s surface cleaner, preventing stagnant airflow to build up forming a boundary layer on the underside of the nose, this in turn allows the turning vanes and bargeboard to work more effectively aiding the car’s aerodynamic efficiency.
Similar fins have been a Ferrari innovation and when the Scuderia introduced them last season, Red Bull were quick to react with 3D-printed test parts at the next race.

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