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             2011 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Round 18 , 13 November, 2011. Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
Lap : 5.554km/3.451 miles | Offset : 0.115km
Race : 55 laps - 305.355km/189.747 miles
Lap record: 1:40.279 (Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing, 2009)
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• No significant changes

Pitlane speed limits:
60km/h during practice,
100km/h during race

12 November 2011 - Ferrari 150° Italia - revised front wing

On Friday afternoon in Abu Dhabi, Ferrari added an additional carbon skin on the pivoting point of their new Red Bull-style front wing on Felipe Massa's car (red arrow). The solution, however, failed to stop the wing from fluttering dramatically at certain speeds so the team decided to revert back to the standard front wing for the Brazilian. Fernando Alonso kept the new solution, but with a stiffer construction.

12 November 2011 - Red Bull RB7 - rearward exhaust

The Abu Dhabi race will be the penultimate time long exhausts can be used to blow air into the side channel of a car's rear diffuser to boost downforce. The Red Bull solution can be seen in the drawing. Next season blown diffusers will be banned, with exhaust exits having to be positioned periscope style atop the rear bodywork.

12 November 2011 - Red Bull RB7 - brake ducts and calipers

Yas Marina is a tough circuit on brakes so Red Bull have kept their drum ducts, complete with ventilation fins on the outside, on the RB7s. In the drawing you can also see the distinctively low placement of the brake calipers. These are supplied by Brembo to both Red Bull and Toro Rosso and their positioning lowers the suspension's centre of gravity.

13 November 2011 - Renault R31 - new front wing

In Abu Dhabi, Renault finally introduced this new, Red Bull-inspired front wing, which had been expected to appear at Suzuka last month. Run solely by Vitaly Petrov, the more flexible design differs from the previous version in several ways and is intended to boost downforce. The main plane has a different shape with a smaller chord, and the attachment to the central section is also different (lower arrow). The curved flap (upper arrow) is similar in shape and length to that found on the Red Bull.

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