DDopey wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 14, 2023 1:16 pm
SirBastianVettel wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 14, 2023 1:06 pm
Red Bull: "Wrong" to stick with current design for new RB20 car
Red Bull chief engineer Paul Monaghan thinks it would be wrong to simply roll over its current car design for its RB20 Formula 1 challenger despite the domination of 2023.
https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/red-b ... /10546155/
Let the speculation begin!
In the article it is also mentioned he says; "Monaghan has revealed that while the team will not unleash a radical departure over the current design for its 2024 car" . So that would mean they would stick with the design...very confusing.
It can be both. RB has been working around a lot of carried over parts and very likely by now have quite a wish list of small things they'd like to change to further optimise the current design path and to open up new possibilities. I am thinking a new tub. Tuned position of SIS, maybe a slightly changed driver position, a bit lighter, etc. So nothing radical and probably very similar to the casual observer, but a new car from the ground up.
They have been working with a lot of restrictions and clearly relied in evolving the RB18. By now they should have quite a stack of improvements that would require a more fundamental change (Tub, suspension, cooling architecture, etc.)
It also seems like they might have overdone the cooling in the RB18 as they have never had any cooling issues and very limited cooling openings. Maybe it will lose most of the centerline cooling and have a narrow airbox...