“RED BULL RACING AND CASIO SHARE A BELIEF IN THE
CONCEPT OF SPEED AND INTELLIGENCE. THAT IS WHY
I AM EXTREMELY PROUD THAT WE HAVE BEEN CLOSELY
INVOLVED IN THE DESIGN OF THE NEW CASIO EDIFICE
EF-565RB LIMITED EDITION CHRONOGRAPH, WHICH
FEATURES A UNIQUE RED BULL RACING LIVERY”
Deploying the DRS at precisely the right time is the key to gaining
an advantage on the track, says Red Bull Racing’s Adrian Newey
PERFORM A NCE
THE DRAG REDUCTION system
(DRS), or movable rear wing, is
new for this year. At the press of
a button on the steering wheel,
the top element of the wing
lifts at the front to create a slot
gap of 50mm (2in.) and the
reduction in drag increases top
speeds by 15-20kph (9-12mph).
of the DRS depends on the
efficiency of your rear wing. An
inefficient rear wing will benefit
more from DRS than an efficient
one, but every car gains and it’s
a good passing tool.
During qualifying, the drivers
can use DRS whenever they
want, which sometimes makes
it pretty hairy to watch. You
can see them deploying DRS
at the exit of corners and the
car sometimes gets quite
oversteery as a result.
You can deploy the DRS in
a number of different ways,
depending on a driver’s
preference. Sebastian Vettel and
Mark Webber keep the button
pressed for as long as they need
the DRS and it closes as soon
as they let go. Other drivers
prefer to press the button for
a second time to close it and,
for safety reasons, the DRS
disconnects automatically when
the driver hits the brakes.
It is vital that the DRS
opens and closes immediately.
A delay in opening will cost you
time, while a delay in closing
might cause an accident
because the driver will have a
lot less rear grip under braking.
EF-565RB RED BULL
RACING LIMITED EDITION
Based on the brand concept of “speed
and intelligence,” the stainless steel
EF-565RB Red Bull Racing Limited Edition
is a high-performance chronograph.
Its multi-layered face design features
a carbon fiber bezel, as well as a unique,
specially designed Red Bull Racing livery.