A Beginners Guide To Aero By Red Bull Racing

Here is a handy guide to the subject of aerodynamics as presented by Red Bull Racing:

AERO package – The wrapping on a chocolate bar called “Aero.” If your car looks like a bar of chocolate, it probably won’t go very quickly

Rear wing – When very old F1 drivers go to heaven they wear these on their back to get around quicker than normal people

Gurney Flap – Named after American F1 driver Dan Gurney who competed in 86 Grands Prix, winning 4 of them. The first man to win a GP driving a car he built himself (the Eagle-Climax.) He got upset about tools dropping on his head when working on the gearbox of his car, so put a small flap on the rear wing to stop the tools rolling off the edge of the wing

Wind Tunnel model – A fashion term for girls who like to be photographed with their hair blowing backwards

Fifty Percent Wind Tunnel Model – As above but with a very bad contract that means the modelling agency takes half her money

Turning Vain (sometimes spelt Vane) – What happens to a wind tunnel model if you say too many nice things about her

Aerodynamicist – a difficult word to say

Front End Plate – the plate most likely to fall off the edge of the table

Drag – the way time passes slowly for the crowd watching a long procession of cars supposedly racing

Drag coefficient Cd – very boring music that drivers listen to when going down the main straight at Monza

Down Force – Police Force who work on the South Downs near the coast of England

High Down Force – The same Police Force after they have burnt illegal marijuana plants

Low Down Force – How the Down Force feels the day after inhaling the marijuana smoke

Winglets – Baby wings

Lift – What lazy aerodynamicists use to go to their office rather than walking up stairs

Deflector – Word to describe an aerodynamicist when he no longer wants to work for a team and moves to another one

For more F1 educational articles, visit Red Bull Racing from time to time, their sire is full of serious racing stuff.

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