Red Bull RB18 Speculation Thread

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It was just pointed out on Reddit that this is actually the same teaser image they have used last year as well. So it's completely pointless to try and get anything out from it.

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09-02-2022 ......... πŸ•” 5 pm CET.

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DarkAlman wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 04, 2022 4:39 pm
Red Bull announced this morning that they are planning an upgrade package for the first race, which mirrors Mclarens announcement from earlier in the week.

Translation: we have some bits for the car we don't want to reveal to our rivals until the first race.
If it's significant enough to want to hide from rivals surely you'd want to see how it performs on track in testing?

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wowgr8 wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:52 am
DarkAlman wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 04, 2022 4:39 pm
Red Bull announced this morning that they are planning an upgrade package for the first race, which mirrors Mclarens announcement from earlier in the week.

Translation: we have some bits for the car we don't want to reveal to our rivals until the first race.
If it's significant enough to want to hide from rivals surely you'd want to see how it performs on track in testing?
My guess is that normal procedure for all
Of the top teams is: launch car is relative basic, this is used to fine tune the sim, CFD and tunnel so the Barcelona update is calculated more precise. The first race update is done with the not yet 100% fine tuned windtunnel, CFF and sim but would give them to much variables to sync everything if they used that for the test.

For instance, they launch and test with two vanes on the sidepod so they can measure the vortex and put that next to the CFD. The first race sidepod already has 5, but with the test calculations there will be 7 in Barcelona and in just the right spot.

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wowgr8 wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:52 am
DarkAlman wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 04, 2022 4:39 pm
Red Bull announced this morning that they are planning an upgrade package for the first race, which mirrors Mclarens announcement from earlier in the week.

Translation: we have some bits for the car we don't want to reveal to our rivals until the first race.
If it's significant enough to want to hide from rivals surely you'd want to see how it performs on track in testing?
Teams nowadays are used to evaluating upgrades during a race weekend, it's what they'll be doing all year.

This is much different from the days of unlimited testing where were used to approve any upgrade package before a race weekend, which also meant running the in race ready specification car for at least 3 days during the winter.

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wowgr8 wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:52 am
DarkAlman wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 04, 2022 4:39 pm
Red Bull announced this morning that they are planning an upgrade package for the first race, which mirrors Mclarens announcement from earlier in the week.

Translation: we have some bits for the car we don't want to reveal to our rivals until the first race.
If it's significant enough to want to hide from rivals surely you'd want to see how it performs on track in testing?
The teams will have reasonable confidence that the upgrade is a good one most of the time. Occasionally we see an upgrade that doesn't work, but this early on in a rule set, you'd expect to be able to find performance improvements reasonably easily - no car at the start of a new rule set is close to being 100% optimised.
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Here is a montage of the moving lights on the front wing
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Some lines recognizable?

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What time is RB18 due?
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levidrugi wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 08, 2022 11:55 am
Here is a montage of the moving lights on the front wing
https://i.imgur.com/rLF3TH8.jpeg
looks like the 2022 demo concept

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Are we just going to get a render or will there be a physical car?

I'm suspecting render.. boo
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GoranF1 wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:59 pm
What time is RB18 due?
Tomorrow 5 pm CET.
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Wouter wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:07 pm
GoranF1 wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:59 pm
What time is RB18 due?
Tomorrow 5 pm CET.
16.00 UTC.

Now everyone can make the necessary local time correction from the internationally recognised standard time. 8)
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Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:46 pm
Wouter wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:07 pm
GoranF1 wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:59 pm
What time is RB18 due?
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Tomorrow 5 pm CET.
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16.00 UTC.

Now everyone can make the necessary local time correction from the internationally recognised standard time. 8)
Did you also send a message to the admin of RBR who mentioned 5 pm CET in their announcement at 5:01 p.m. Β· 7 feb. 2022,
so that everyone understands what time they mean and they can correct it?


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Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:46 pm
Wouter wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:07 pm
GoranF1 wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:59 pm
What time is RB18 due?
Tomorrow 5 pm CET.
16.00 UTC.

Now everyone can make the necessary local time correction from the internationally recognised standard time. 8)
Ok. That is not possible with a CET time. It's encrypted #-o