Red Bull RB18 Speculation Thread

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miguelalvesreis wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:09 pm
There's absolutely nothing below those sidepod inlets!
Seems a really huge undercut!
I think they are same style side pods as the AT03

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photoshop, artifact or there is something ??

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From the angle of the latest clear picture, can't really see anything 'special' on the car.

Looking forward to more pictures of the sidepods and rear.

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the EDGE wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:11 pm
miguelalvesreis wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:09 pm
There's absolutely nothing below those sidepod inlets!
Seems a really huge undercut!
I think they are same style side pods as the AT03
Same.

I think this is going to look like a cousin to the Mclaren

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the EDGE wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:11 pm
miguelalvesreis wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:09 pm
There's absolutely nothing below those sidepod inlets!
Seems a really huge undercut!
I think they are same style side pods as the AT03
Yeah, checking again the AT03 and you might be right. Not so square but same style of undercut

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Hoffman900 wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:15 pm
the EDGE wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:11 pm
miguelalvesreis wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:09 pm
There's absolutely nothing below those sidepod inlets!
Seems a really huge undercut!
I think they are same style side pods as the AT03
Same.

I think this is going to look like a cousin to the Mclaren
well as a McLaren fan... i'm hoping its her slower, uglier cousin you'r refering too :mrgreen: ... but I have a sinking feeling its not :lol:

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Is there any doubt that the car that went though the shakedown is not the RB18? Why not open the RB18 thread.
Controversy does not have a short memory.

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Typical Adrian Newey design philosophy.
Anorexic bodywork.

Nose box appears slimmest so far but could be an illusion with the dark colour.

Have they managed to create a boomerang wing with the floor entry?

The engine cover looks slim and side pod inlets are Aston-like. Probably double floor side pod style too?
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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:34 pm
Typical Adrian Newey design philosophy.
Anorexic bodywork.

Nose box appears slimmest so far but could be an illusion with the dark colour.

Have they managed to create a boomerang wing with the floor entry?

The engine cover looks slim and side pod inlets are Aston-like. Probably double floor side pod style too?
looking at the other spy pics the sidepods seem to slope down

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the EDGE wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:36 pm
PlatinumZealot wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 8:34 pm
Typical Adrian Newey design philosophy.
Anorexic bodywork.

Nose box appears slimmest so far but could be an illusion with the dark colour.

Have they managed to create a boomerang wing with the floor entry?

The engine cover looks slim and side pod inlets are Aston-like. Probably double floor side pod style too?
looking at the other spy pics the sidepods seem to slope down
This. Looks very similar to the AT that I can see.

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Yes. It appears so.
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To me it looks like the lower sidepod lip (or whatever you wanna call it) is significantly further forward than the upper one (?) which could result in a slim cooling opening when looking from the front
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Is there anyone within RB’s design team who has experience with front pull rod suspension?

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Apologies for my incredible technical doodle skills unleashed upon the MS Paint. This is how I see the sidepods openings. The dotted green line denotes the edge of am imaginary flat surface of a typical sidepod inlet. The stuff above it is really behind it.

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Snelbaard wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:54 pm
Probably the rear element of the upper suspension arm is hiding behind the front one in this picture, which would give it some pretty extreme anti-dive geometry.
Yes, if that is the case then the anti-dive is extreme. Wouldn't such suspension also be extremely hard on the bumps?