Red Bull RB18

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Thats a fantastic looking car, looks like they have gone Aston route, Second most interesting car after Ferrari, Out of box thinking similar to ferrari.

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AriaanGert
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Doesn't the car look unfinished?

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Looks to me a lot like the Ferrari. Extended lip leading into the side pod, pinch at bottom of the side of the side pod then leading to rear. Side pod even seems flat on the side like the Ferrari just not as much? They did the floor barge boards idea like Alpine. Opposite philosophy in many ways to Merc with the big pods. Interesting. Gorgeous car.
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avantman
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Split nose again, like Ferrari? Or is it just a cover for ballast placement compartment?
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TheRacingElf
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I feel like it looks like it has more undercut than it really has because of the extended inlet

Tzk
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The nose seems to be split in several parts. Note the visible edge on the bulls neck. Seems like RB also wanted some degree of freedom for the nose without having to crashtest again.

I must admit that the floors entrance and the huge undercut of the sidepods looks quite ugly, but stunning. Lets hope that this car is as fast as ugly :D

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AriaanGert wrote:
Wed Feb 23, 2022 9:19 am
Doesn't the car look unfinished?
interesting 'kevlar' looking undercut sidpod there , you'd think it would be carbon like the rest of the bodywork? no expert here..

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Similar mirror stays compared to Merc

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FW17
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Rear of the sidepod reminds of the Coanda ramp

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Incredible details from Newey, most radical car out there. Mind blown

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On the front suspension I can only see 1 upper arm, which is not straight but curved...

Edit: My mistake, I see on other photos the second upper arm which is much further back than expected...
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