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A closer look at Red Bull's high downforce rear end

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Red Bull Racing have once again produced a very interesting car with its RB18, a car that was well hidden until it his the track today at Barcelona. Apart from its particular sidepod shape, the rear end boasts some significant details in an uncharacteristically high downforce set-up, especially compared to what Ferrari is testing on day 1 at Barcelona.

The RB18 for instance features sidepods that slope down, creating a ramp for airflow to continue over the diffuser. While some other... Read more