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    Is this why Redbull Racing has been so dominant this year?

    Seems they are trying to clamp down on different engine management files for qualifying. What I don't understand is, if it makes such a different to dump fuel and such during qualifying why don't the others do the same? It's impressive the way they work the system. If other teams can't compete, tough:

    "Formula 1 teams are to face a further clampdown on engine mapping use from this weekend's European Grand Prix, AUTOSPORT has learned, with the FIA moving to eradicate special qualifying-only settings

    Ahead of the effective ban on the off-throttle use of blown diffusers from next month's British Grand Prix, motor racing's governing body has shown it is determined to prevent teams from using any form of clever engine use to help aerodynamic performance.

    In a note sent from F1 technical delegate Charlie Whiting to the teams, he made it clear that with immediate effect teams will no longer be allowed to change engine maps between qualifying and the race.

    Such a move will effectively prevent teams from running an extreme engine map for qualifying - such as one that produces more exhaust blowing or burns more fuel and then reverting to a safer setting for the grand prix itself.

    One theory surrounding Red Bull Racing's qualifying dominance this year, compared to the fact it has not been so fast in the race, is that the team has been using extreme engine maps in qualifying to boost performance for a single lap.

    McLaren's principal race engineer Phil Prew said about his team's theory on Red Bull Racing's form earlier this year: "I think tyre optimisation may be one area, and the use of elaborate engine modes may be another - with the generation of downforce being quite highly influenced with the exhaust flows."

    The new directive from the FIA means that any engine mapping setting used in qualifying has to now be used for the start of the race with the first opportunity to change it now only possible at the first pitstop when a computer could in theory be plugged into the car.

    However, such a move would be hugely impractical because of the speed of modern pitstops.

    The extreme engine maps that some teams may be using for qualifying would be unusable in the race because they risk reliability of engines over longer distances and could burn too much fuel.

    Although the changes to the regulations coming into force over the next two races will affect all teams, the main focus will be in terms of what impact it has on pace-setters Red Bull Racing.

    Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali said at the Canadian Grand Prix that he believed Silverstone could mark the start of a totally new picture in terms of the world title fight.

    "We need to see in Silverstone, what is the real effect of this change in the regulations with regard to the effect of the exhaust," he said.

    "Then, we will see really where is the second championship in terms of the level of performance above all in higher downforce tracks.""
    From: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/92494

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    Interesting.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    Interesting.
    After the aerodynamic change and this change it will be interesting to see if they are still fast.

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    We'll find out this weekend. Most of the teams use different engine maps between qualifying and the race. But it does seem odd that during Q1 and Q2 the top 3-4 teams have similar times, then Q3 comes around and Red Bull runs away. But we'll really have to wait till Silverstone to see what the full effect of the engine map and rear diffuser ban will do to Red Bull.
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