2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

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Re: 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

Post by RonDennis » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:50 pm

Car looks good, sadly nobody stands a chance against Mercedes.

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Re: 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

Post by cplchanb » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:30 pm

we should start a petition to horner to keep the camo bull....their generic colours is getting way too old

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Re: 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

Post by SiLo » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:39 pm

I'd rather have teams have special testing liveries that are a bit wild and whacky, rather than asking teams to run a test livery throughout the season.
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Re: 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

Post by Godius » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:01 am

Motorsport (NL) reports that Ricciardo had a crash in de RB14 during his shakedown yesterday. That may explain why he looked so sad/angry in some pictures, he still managed to completed 2/3 of the shakedown programme. Aside from the crash the shakedown went well except from small a fuel leak (they had to detach the floor in order to fix that.

other source:


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Re: 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

Post by Holm86 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:11 pm

Godius wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:01 am
Motorsport (NL) reports that Ricciardo had a crash in de RB14 during his shakedown yesterday. That may explain why he looked so sad/angry in some pictures, he still managed to completed 2/3 of the shakedown programme. Aside from the crash the shakedown went well except from small a fuel leak (they had to detach the floor in order to fix that.

other source:

https://twitter.com/tgruener/status/965882655144382464
And Ricciardo was completely unharmed, because halo 😂

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Re: 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

Post by adrianjordan » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:13 am

On the plus side. The parts all had the "one off" livery on them, so they probably already had replacements on their way to testing with the real livery on them.
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Re: 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

Post by marmer » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:04 am

adrianjordan wrote:On the plus side. The parts all had the "one off" livery on them, so they probably already had replacements on their way to testing with the real livery on them.
Will look crazy if they replace only the broken parts with real livery

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Re: 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

Post by Alonso Fan » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:04 pm



Sounds just beautiful
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Re: 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

Post by Vladimir » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:20 pm

Really sounds good :-)

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Re: 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

Post by Brenton » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:07 am

Red Bull has a smaller but similar budget to Mercedes and Ferrari. Does anyone know how this compares financially to a works team, when considering the engine cost differences?

RB doesn't build engines but pays for them, and doesn't sell engines. I wonder how it balances out... If Red Bull has more money to spend than their rivals after removing the engines from the financial equation. Maybe they have more money to spend on aero etc than Mercedes, or less?

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Re: 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

Post by Xero » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:42 pm

Brenton wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:07 am
Red Bull has a smaller but similar budget to Mercedes and Ferrari. Does anyone know how this compares financially to a works team, when considering the engine cost differences?

RB doesn't build engines but pays for them, and doesn't sell engines. I wonder how it balances out... If Red Bull has more money to spend than their rivals after removing the engines from the financial equation. Maybe they have more money to spend on aero etc than Mercedes, or less?
You'd have to say instantly more with Adrian Newey on the books. It's a safe bet he's on an astronomical salary compared to other aerodynamicists. Besides staff, there's only so much money you can throw at it, although better and more powerful computing capabilities for CFD probably chisels away at their budget.

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Re: 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

Post by Thunder » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:12 am

Back to the normal Livery:
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Re: 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

Post by bauc » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:15 am

More or less what we've expected
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Re: 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

Post by Manoah2u » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:30 pm

actually no, i've expected greenish elements or a different livery due to AstonMartin being more 'involved' (sponsorwise)
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Re: 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - Tag Heuer (Renault)

Post by Holm86 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:15 pm

A little sad the blue/white livery was only a launch livery, not even a testing livery ....