• Feb 13, 2009
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Formula One racing has implemented sweeping changes to its vehicles for the 2009 racing season. All cars will drive on slick tires, front and rear wing specifications have changed dramatically, and noses have grown. Changes have taken place in the powertrain department as well, with each car only receiving eight engines for the year, and all powerplants will be limited to 18,000 rpm.

These are but a few of the changes, and going into more detail can get a bit boring. Luckily, Red Bull Racing created a bang-up virtual tour of all of the changes in F1 for 2009. Hit the jump to view the video. Not only is the animation fantastic, but the short rundown is also extremely informative. As an added bonus, the video also expertly explains how a Kinetic Energy Recovery System can give drivers six seconds of burst per lap. Good stuff.

[Source: Red Bull Racing]



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      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      That was actually more informative and easier to watch than I expected.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah, but they "still drive cars."

      Whatever happened to the promise of *real* podracers?

      Damn you, George Lucas and your hollow dreams.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Excellent, and a few weeks old. Nice.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nice to see that I am a week or so ahead of autoblog.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Give Autoblog a break guys. So what if you've seen it already? Not everyone who visits this site frequents dedicated F1 sites, so this is just fine for them.
        • 5 Years Ago
        they get an additional 82hp of boost from regenerative braking? Wow
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice video Red Bull! Cant wait for the season to start!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great of Red Bull to put something like this together. I really enjoyed the parts showing all the internal car pieces working and coming together.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Chris Shunk:

      Thank you for posting this! I love F1 and this saved me a lot of time figuring out what changed besides the obvious front and back wing and tires. Red Bull team is awesome when it comes to engaging with the consumer. I don't see the other teams doing stuff like this. RB marketing is obviously involved. Even on SpeedTV they're the only team to work with Steve Hatchett to show viewers the inner workings of an F1 car. Thank you Red Bull!

      Even if this video is "old" I appreciate that you posted it because I would have missed it entirely. Plus it may even interest someone that hasn't taken an interest in F1.
      • 5 Years Ago
      that was fun and informative
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great video, like others said earlier, Red Bull really does go out of their way to bring the public in on as much education of the great technology being used in these cars. Also Racing Per Machett on Speed before the F1 races are truly great. I'm surprised that the KERS gives a short, timed, gain of 80+hp; I wouldnt have expected that kind of power increase.(Nissan GT-R scrap that silly 15ft.lb boost button and give ur KERS haha)...

      Also I applaud Autoblog for posting more F1..keep it UP!...now if only the Speed Network could take some notes..tired of watchin NAStyCAR.