Red Bull RB18 Speculation Thread

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scheffers wrote:
Sat Feb 19, 2022 11:11 am
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>
That's why it's called exclusive foot-age

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As we're all speculating, there are some stuff happening (maybe, probably not), probably because it's a funky picture but, from bottom arrow to top:

- Interesting line going on the nose, as if split in half, could be similar to how Ferrari as allegedly found a way to change nose design without additional crash test.
- The rear part of the top wishbone can maybe be seen, it looks like it might be placed much lower than it's front part.
- Looks fishy because of pictures quality, but it looks like there's a massive T wing at the back of the car, I thought it might be the background but the wing pylon looks to be merging with it and the yellow and red on it is similar to the one on the engine cover.

The way the rules are laid out in term of volumes there, looks like it might be a possibility, but I'm not sure in term of minimal radius there that would prevent any sort of devices.

@AeroGandalf posted this on twitter about the different legality volumes. The gray one at the rear could fit a kind of T wing, but again I'm uncertain about the radius situation there.
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jagunx51 wrote:
Sat Feb 19, 2022 12:06 am
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?

https://i.imgur.com/bG3w9mI.jpeg
The bit on the left hand side of the car that you are pointing to is the gentleman's pant leg, not a duct/hole. The right hand side appears to be blurred out as you say.

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has this been posted yet? :)

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I extracted this frame:

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From the track test by RB on 18th:



I may be reaching or my brain "wanting" to see it but can't help noticing a potential stepped design to the front floor section of the RB, not dissimilar to that of the W13:

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Using taller inboard strakes and shorter outboard strakes to create a bargeboard shape to generate outwash

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Ok I just saw this:



This a new high quality video of the car running on track?

I had the video in low definition but first time finding it like this and can for sure analyse more details using it

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Tried to get a few good pictures from the clip:

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It appears they have a similar “not a bargeboard” bargeboard arrangement as the Mercedes.

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Hopefully these potato quality images clear up any notion of a "T wing loophole".

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Difficult to say at this early stage but rumours of a secret ‘second’ wing appearing…

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Tombola37 wrote:
Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:15 pm
Difficult to say at this early stage but rumours of a secret ‘second’ wing appearing…
How can a second wing be secret?

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LM10 wrote:
Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:54 pm
Tombola37 wrote:
Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:15 pm
Difficult to say at this early stage but rumours of a secret ‘second’ wing appearing…
How can a second wing be secret?
The American media labels it "disinformation" 😒

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LM10 wrote:
Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:54 pm
Tombola37 wrote:
Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:15 pm
Difficult to say at this early stage but rumours of a secret ‘second’ wing appearing…
How can a second wing be secret?
I would hope for three wings on all of this years cars. Front wing, rear wing and underwing…..

I’ll get me coat! 🤦‍♂️
The more that I learn, the more I appreciate how much more there is to know….

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Mat-tes wrote:
Sat Feb 19, 2022 2:15 pm
https://ibb.co/K2LVnZG
- Looks fishy because of pictures quality, but it looks like there's a massive T wing at the back of the car, I thought it might be the background but the wing pylon looks to be merging with it and the yellow and red on it is similar to the one on the engine cover.

The way the rules are laid out in term of volumes there, looks like it might be a possibility, but I'm not sure in term of minimal radius there that would prevent any sort of devices.

@AeroGandalf posted this on twitter about the different legality volumes. The gray one at the rear could fit a kind of T wing, but again I'm uncertain about the radius situation there.
https://ibb.co/rvb891n

Yes, there is a small (narrow) Upwashing T Wing, you can see it in the high res video posted. It must be in the alllowable shark fin volume.

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If what’s shown is indeed a t-wing - and tbh, I think it might be - it’ll only be as important as the old t-wings were (ie a little bit but far from essential and often not even run depending on the circuit). Maybe with these rear wings it has a bit more value but not a game changer.

It’s also highly copyable, so I suppose - if RB are the only ones who spotted the loophole - it makes sense that they don’t want others to see it until absolutely necessary (even if it is only a small advantage, they’ll take that wherever they can).