Newey thinks F1 should ban wind tunnels

That is despite the fact that the team he designs F1 cars for – Red Bull – has joined McLaren and Aston Martin in deciding to build a brand new tunnel. Newey, Red Bull’s famous F1 designer and technical boss, says the team actually does need a new tunnel. “It takes us too long before we can ramp up to the desired wind speed,” he said. “That robs us of significantly relevant wind tunnel time that we are actually entitled to.”. However, Formula 1 already plans to phase out wind tunnels by 2030 – and Newey is also supportive of that.

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