Newey got early handle on porpoising problem

The foundation to Red Bull’s near-unprecedented success in 2022 was getting an early handle on the ‘porpoising’ phenomenon. Most of them didn’t respond, but Harvey Postlethwaite, who was working at Fittipaldi at the time, offered me a job as an apprentice in his aerodynamics department. “As it turned out, I was the head of the department that day. “It’s a phenomenon that’s in the genes of these cars.”. Newey thinks other teams ran into major problems with the problem because it could not be simulated in the wind tunnel. “But there were ways to predict it and we got a handle on it relatively quickly,” he said.

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