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Updates from the Race Airport – Indianapolis

With less three weeks between the final race in Europe and the beginning of the US double header most teams had very little time to make any modifications, but there w...
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The magic under the cowling

When the Red Bull Air Race World Championship returned to our skies in 2014, it brought with it several rule changes – one of which was a standardised engine for all t...
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Designed to win – behind the look of the raceplanes

Every team in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship wants to stand out, right down to the visual motif of their raceplane. In the first of a two-part series, we loo...
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Customised For A Championship

How the raceplanes are modified for the Air Race
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Winglet refresh

When the Red Bull Air Race returned in 2014 there was only one pilot that had winglets on his raceplane: Nigel Lamb. He'd added them 2010, but very few people too...
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Updates from the Race Airport – Indianapolis

With less three weeks between the final race in Europe and the beginning of the US double header most teams had very little time to make any modifications, but there w...
Read full article

The magic under the cowling

When the Red Bull Air Race World Championship returned to our skies in 2014, it brought with it several rule changes – one of which was a standardised engine for all t...
Read full article

Designed to win – behind the look of the raceplanes

Every team in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship wants to stand out, right down to the visual motif of their raceplane. In the first of a two-part series, we loo...
Read full article

The secret slipperiness of shark skin

Winglets are the most obvious modification to a raceplane that you can spot, but there are others that aren't so obvious. A smaller canopy, vortex generators (whi...
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Chambliss keeping it cool

In the Abu Dhabi heat Team Chambliss arrived with a raceplane that had benefitted from plenty of modifications. These included a stripped down paint scheme to save wei...
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Staying cool in the desert heat

To make a raceplane's engine as powerful as possible it needs cool, dense air running through it. That's the job of the inlets on the front of the engine cow...
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