Here is the new Red Bull RB9

Mark’s RB9:

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Seb’s RB9:

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Presenting the steering wheel of Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull Racing RB8

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Button Functions

✿ DIF → Adjust the behaviour of the differential

✿ N → Puts gearbox into neutral

✿ RADIO → Push to talk to the team

✿ X → Sets a marker in the telemetry to indicate a problem is encountered

✿ DRINK → Push to drink

✿ DEFAULT → Reset certain settings to their original values

✿ TYRE → Driver adjust this knob to tell the team about the tires and adjust electronics to suit different tires

✿ KERS → Select KERS settings

✿ CLUTCH → Select clutch adjustment

✿ MIX → Change engine’s mixture settings

✿ FW. EN → Tells the team if there’s a need to change front flaps angle

✿ REV → Allow more engine revs to pass another car

✿ OIL → Activates supplementary oil tank for engine

✿ OK → Driver acknowledge if radio does not work

✿ FAIL → Command all systems into a fail-safe mode just to get the car going again

✿ PIT → Activate speed limiter in the pit lane

✿ TRO → Change throttle pedal map

[Via Im a die hard F1 Fan via Auto123.com]

Schumacher and his pupil, Vettel

An iconic image, as to symbolise the passage from the older generation, to the new one. Let’s not forget that even if Schumi finished his last GP in P7, he will still remain one of the greatest champions of all time. Thank you for MAKING our passion, Michael! 😉

[via Im a die hard F1 Fan]

Sebastian Vettel quickest in Q2 at Interlagos

Sebastian Vettel quickest at FP1 in Texas

Special moments in Abu Dhabi

Kimi Raikkonen wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Official FIA Document Of Vettel’s Demotion To The Back Of The Grid

The need for fuel sampling is covered by Article 6.6 of the F1 technical regulations, which reads:

6.6 Fuel draining and sampling

→ 6.6.1 Competitors must provide a means of removing all fuel from the car.

→ 6.6.2 Competitors must ensure that a one litre sample of fuel may be taken from the car at any time during the Event. Except in cases of force majeure (accepted as such by the stewards of the meeting), if a sample of fuel is required after a practice session the car concerned must have first been driven back to the pits under its own power.

→ 6.6.3 All cars must be fitted with a -2 ‘Symetrics’ male fitting in order to facilitate fuel sampling. If an electric pump on board the car cannot be used to remove the fuel an externally connected one may be used provided it is evident that a representative fuel sample is being taken. If an external pump is used it must be possible to connect the FIA sampling hose to it and any hose between the car and pump must be -3 in diameter and not exceed 2m in length. Details of the fuel sampling hose may be found in the Appendix to these regulations.

→ 6.6.4 The sampling procedure must not necessitate starting the engine or the removal of bodywork (other than the cover over any refuelling connector).

Marshalls around Vettel’s Red Bull a few minutes ago

Will he be penalized??

Red Bull 1-2; McLaren 3-4; Ferrari 5-6 in India