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Red Bull 'stands to lose the most again' - Newey

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Adrian Newey admits the regulation changes for 2014 are likely to hurt Red Bull more than any other team.

With new engine regulations coming in to effect - ultimately taking one aspect of competitiveness out of Red Bull's hands - it is the aerodynamic side which Newey is fearful of. He told James Allen on F1 that the lack of opportunity to exploit gases from the exhausts would cost Red Bull the most having previously been strong in that area.

"There is almost no effect from the exhaust with the further single pipe exit position and the fact that the turbocharger takes a lot of the energy in any case, so there's virtually nothing left," Newey said. "We've probably done a better job than our competitors in developing the best use of the exhaust position from the current restriction, so unfortunately we stand to lose the most again."

And Newey added that the biggest headache for everyone in terms of aerodynamics would come from the new front wing regulations.

"I think the big problem [this] year will particularly be the narrow front wing, which is a big change. 100mm off the front wing doesn't sound very much but it's actually a big change because it puts the endplate right in the middle of the front tyre now, so I think on the straight aero side trying to recover from that is going to be one of the big challenges."

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