Red Bull RB18 Speculation Thread

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Zynerji wrote:
Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:15 pm
If skipping is "allowed", RB22 would make sense as well.
There was no skipping. There was replacing. RB17 got replaced with a development of the RB16, the RB16B. The next car will thus be the RB18.
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The new cars drive more like GT cars than F1 cars.
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godlameroso wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:24 pm
The new cars drive more like GT cars than F1 cars.
They do?

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Hoffman900 wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:31 pm



They do?
He's obviously been putting in work at the sim at Milton Keynes. :lol:

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JPower wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:40 pm
Hoffman900 wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:31 pm



They do?
He's obviously been putting in work at the sim at Milton Keynes. :lol:
It's one thing to say "I suspect they will", but the confidence...

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Hoffman900 wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:10 pm
JPower wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:40 pm
Hoffman900 wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:31 pm



They do?
He's obviously been putting in work at the sim at Milton Keynes. :lol:
It's one thing to say "I suspect they will", but the confidence...
Many of us here will never forget 3mm-gate (or was it 2mm, or 5mm)?

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Probably worth just clarifying this before it gets discussed, the image used on the RB18 launch page is appears to be the showcar:

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Credit: Scarbs on Twitter.

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Sieper wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:56 pm
Zynerji wrote:
Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:15 pm
If skipping is "allowed", RB22 would make sense as well.
There was no skipping. There was replacing. RB17 got replaced with a development of the RB16, the RB16B. The next car will thus be the RB18.
Exactly, there will never be an rb17, the number is meant to represent the number of years RB have been in f1. There was no 17 as explained already, it was basically an rb16 chassis, so RB16B. Now back to the original tally.

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west52keep64 wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:38 pm
Probably worth just clarifying this before it gets discussed, the image used on the RB18 launch page is appears to be the showcar:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FJFBVREXoAA ... me=900x900

Credit: Scarbs on Twitter.
Let’s look at the possible disappointment looming.
It’s quite likely that most if not all the teams will reveal the fia show car through February as their launch car.
The launch could well be just livery.
Be prepared.

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I think you're right on that scalex.

Maybe we'll see some differences in mechanicals but suspect the aero surfaces will be vanilla
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CMSMJ1 wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:43 am
I think you're right on that scalex.

Maybe we'll see some differences in mechanicals but suspect the aero surfaces will be vanilla
On top of that, the first tests will likely be the same (AFAIK these are not being televised), and be used for engine testing; the second test is likely to be when we first see initial aero packages run. Still likely to pretty vanilla.
If any team think that they have some kind of magic bullet solution we are unlikely to see it until race #1.

That’s how I would play it….
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Stu wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:03 am
CMSMJ1 wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:43 am
I think you're right on that scalex.

Maybe we'll see some differences in mechanicals but suspect the aero surfaces will be vanilla
On top of that, the first tests will likely be the same (AFAIK these are not being televised), and be used for engine testing; the second test is likely to be when we first see initial aero packages run. Still likely to pretty vanilla.
If any team think that they have some kind of magic bullet solution we are unlikely to see it until race #1.

That’s how I would play it….
Or do Brawn GP start and go full chad move "catch us if u can". :D
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Scalexf1 wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:28 am
west52keep64 wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:38 pm
Probably worth just clarifying this before it gets discussed, the image used on the RB18 launch page is appears to be the showcar:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FJFBVREXoAA ... me=900x900

Credit: Scarbs on Twitter.
Let’s look at the possible disappointment looming.
It’s quite likely that most if not all the teams will reveal the fia show car through February as their launch car.
The launch could well be just livery.
Be prepared.
Yes, and I understand the first test is completely private, no journalists are allowed. We will be reliant on people at the circuit taking sneaky photos and videos.

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west52keep64 wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:11 pm
Scalexf1 wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:28 am
west52keep64 wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:38 pm
Probably worth just clarifying this before it gets discussed, the image used on the RB18 launch page is appears to be the showcar:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FJFBVREXoAA ... me=900x900

Credit: Scarbs on Twitter.
Let’s look at the possible disappointment looming.
It’s quite likely that most if not all the teams will reveal the fia show car through February as their launch car.
The launch could well be just livery.
Be prepared.
Yes, and I understand the first test is completely private, no journalists are allowed. We will be reliant on people at the circuit taking sneaky photos and videos.
And even then most of the teams will run a half spec car, not really relevant for the first race.
The concept of the car will probably be there, however most of what is to be put on the car for the first race will probably be missing. The chassis/ side pod inlet area is going to be hard to ignore as it’s pretty much impossible to change this once the concept is set.
But the front wing, rear wing will probably not be what will be on the car come March.