Red Bull RB18 Speculation Thread

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Snelbaard
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It's hard to judge by these photos but it also seems to me that the sidepod inlets are pretty far back as compared to other cars.

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Interesting front suspension geometry:

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What is the rear leg of the lower suspension arm connecting to? Some sort of keel perhaps?

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Red Bull watching this thread like
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the EDGE wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:16 pm
mkay wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:05 pm
New image of the RB18

https://i.redd.it/2kkggb1dsmi81.png
they've deliberately blurred out the front of the side pods
Yes, they blurred it out ..... a comparison of TEZOS decal on showcar & spyshot.... could it be a 2nd hole under the sidepod inlet?

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mkay wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:05 pm
New image of the RB18

https://i.redd.it/2kkggb1dsmi81.png
Im not sure about this, but what is that? doesnt look like a normal DRS actuator

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given their issues last season, one would think they would have over engineered a new actuator.

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organic wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:38 pm
Ok I edit this as my previous speculation was incorrect I think. That is definitely an interesting suspension geometry.
If it hasn't been edited (photoshopped by RBR) those are certainly some radical control arms. Interesting to read the discussion about them. :)

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Second inlet below the radiator inlet.
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gandharva wrote:
Sat Feb 19, 2022 11:02 am
Second inlet below the radiator inlet.
https://i.imgur.com/Sdn2V0t.jpeg
that's someones foot :mrgreen: =D>

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Can the top arm be something like the lower arm of W06? The loads would be enormous though.

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The Alfa too has agressive anti dive top wishbones
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Top bone does indeed look like a single element, can’t call it a wishbone than, but just bone. Maybe even one piece left to right without pivot points? A carbon leave spring?
But just suppose it weren't hypothetical.

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Bandit1216 wrote:
Sat Feb 19, 2022 1:04 pm
Top bone does indeed look like a single element, can’t call it a wishbone than, but just bone. Maybe even one piece left to right without pivot points? A carbon leave spring?
Bandit1216:
That’s exactly what I was thinking although not carbon but steel leaf, with the pull-rod component in place as fine tuning.

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It also looks like the rear lower wishbone is connected to a structure that looks like the beginning of the splitter above the "plank".
But just suppose it weren't hypothetical.