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https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/s ... apore?s=09

Max says in the interview that there is no new chassis at Singapore. Jokingly or not, he says he made a deal with the team that he will keep the old chassis for singapore if he wins in Monza. No mention if it will come at a later date

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Vertical flap for Singapore

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Thu Sep 29, 2022 8:14 am
https://i.imgur.com/pMtAD4F.jpeg

Some reflective material applied to the brake drum of the RB18 this weekend. Not surprising that some modifications are made in this area since it's so demanding on brakes
Looks more like a taped on sensor to me. You can even see the cables.

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Rb18 ready for pitstop practice. Floor detail looks same as Monza so far

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Moved a load of non RB18 posts out from this thread into an Active suspension one - go ahead, fill your boots in there..

RB18 please in here
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Singapore GP update

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Sounds like they are trying to thicken the aero map.

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Checo no longer running the floor with cutout. Can't tell by eye without comparison whether these fences are the modified fences mentioned in the tech scrutineering docs. Might just be on Max's car

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Side-by-side of new and old floor fences. Despite different angles, it can be seen that fences 3 & 4 haven't changed, and I don't think 1 has either. Fence 2 is quite a lot different, intersecting with the leading edge of the floor further outboard, and with a slightly reworked profile (less S-shaped)

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Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:03 pm


Rb18 ready for pitstop practice. Floor detail looks same as Monza so far
Am I the only one that thinks the undercut of the sidepod looks a bit larger in this photo. It may have been an upgrade from previously in the season but I hadn't noticed it before

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What is the 2 piece apparatus being fitted around the nose of the Perez car?
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BlueCheetah66 wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:20 pm
organic wrote:
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Rb18 ready for pitstop practice. Floor detail looks same as Monza so far
Am I the only one that thinks the undercut of the sidepod looks a bit larger in this photo. It may have been an upgrade from previously in the season but I hadn't noticed it before
Sidepod/floor intersection hasn't changed since Baku

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Completely opposite packaging between MCL/RB, even though both have a compressor at the back of the tub, & use air air intercoolers. MCL puts the coolers so far forward* & away, with no undercuts on their tub, while RB did everything to put them right at the compressor, and dug large indurcuts in the sides for this purpose, & created those exotic floating mounting points (number 3 & 4) to make even more room (for the opposite compressor duct, I guess, & other things)

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Shorter pipe work between the turbo and the intake manifold is superior (slightly less energy wasted to maintain charge in the ductwork volume since air is compressible). I'm surprised that Red Bull have not switched to the design we have now seen from Ferrari/Mercedes/Renault.

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AR3-GP wrote:
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Shorter pipe work between the turbo and the intake manifold is superior (slightly less energy wasted to maintain charge in the ductwork volume since air is compressible). I'm surprised that Red Bull have not switched to the design we have now seen from Ferrari/Mercedes/Renault.
Probably not until they use their own bespoke RBPT layout. The Honda PU layout has reasons and limitations, low CoG being one of the key factors.