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Poll: Will the VTEC kick in? (398 member(s) have cast votes)

Can they fight for the championship?

  1. Yes (108 votes [27.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.14%

  2. No (218 votes [54.77%] - View)

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#151 FPV GTHO

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 08:45

I think Honda, like Renault, have already committed to using at least 4 power units next year. Or at the very least 4 units for the main components. Even if the pace and consistency is there to challenge, those subsequent penalties might cost them.

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#152 SenorSjon

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:16

If we have a two tier formula again, you could also get a 5th engine, just because the RB is capable of top 4 again after starting from the back, especially with the new rules dictating Q-time counts for the grid order when people start at the back. If 4-5 drivers take a penalty, you start 15th with ease.



#153 Danyy

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 10:18

We'll be revealing our 2019 challenger on the 13th February!👀

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Save that date guys I’ll update OP

Edited by Danyy, 04 February 2019 - 10:26.


#154 Clatter

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 13:07

If we have a two tier formula again, you could also get a 5th engine, just because the RB is capable of top 4 again after starting from the back, especially with the new rules dictating Q-time counts for the grid order when people start at the back. If 4-5 drivers take a penalty, you start 15th with ease.

The upside though is that they will all have to keep pushing during Q to ensure getting the better grid slots,rather than pulling out after Q1. That means they won't be starting on new tyres, which might make things slightly more entertaining.

#155 Danyy

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 14:47

@redbullracing Fix up, look sharp 👌 A sneak peek at our race ready apparel for 2019 @pumamotorsport 🔥

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Iconic blue livery looks to be staying with flashes of some grey(?) :up:

#156 A3

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 15:18

Tried playing around with a model from an Assetto Corsa addon:

Guess it won't be happening!

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#157 BJHF1

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 15:19

I think Honda, like Renault, have already committed to using at least 4 power units next year. Or at the very least 4 units for the main components. Even if the pace and consistency is there to challenge, those subsequent penalties might cost them.


I’m not too worried about the penalties myself. Red Bull has shown they can achieve great results and limit the damage starting from the back of the grid many times, so as long as they manage the situation wisely I’m not too worried. However, having DNF’s due to mechanical failures is far more costly imo, and something that is a bit of worry if we are to look at the championship picture though.

#158 FordFiesta

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 15:32

Too much white doesn't work in most cases (unless "Marlboro-McLaren" or in combination with the iconic "Castrol" symbol or even more iconic "Champion" symbol (the spark plug manufacturer)).

Edited by FordFiesta, 04 February 2019 - 15:39.


#159 thegamer23

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 15:49

88-DAA046-9652-4359-9-EDC-F8-B4-A93-B532
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Iconic blue livery looks to be staying with flashes of some grey(?) :up:


Boooo

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#160 Danyy

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 13:52

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#161 A3

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 14:34

Max reveals his new helmet, it's indeed white:

 

 

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Edited by A3, 05 February 2019 - 15:13.


#162 rootten

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 14:35

Max is talking about wins and eventually fighting for the championship: https://www.motorspo...sitive/4332897/

 

Expectations running high


Edited by rootten, 05 February 2019 - 14:35.


#163 Danyy

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 14:41

Max reveals his new helmet, it's indeed white:
 

 
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It’s your consolation prize :D

#164 statman

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 14:52

Tried playing around with a model from an Assetto Corsa addon:

Guess it won't be happening!

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I would actually have no problem with this. I like the grey-ish instead of the white, blends better this way



#165 Ivanhoe

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 15:59

Max is talking about wins and eventually fighting for the championship: https://www.motorspo...sitive/4332897/

Expectations running high

If that’s your summary of that piece, I advice you to take a course comprehensive reading. You have some clear blind spots.

I’d say he’s conservatively hopeful and realistic about Red Bull’s chances next year.

But of course you will never know what the other teams are doing. We'll have to wait and see. It is exciting, although that will really come when I sit in the car.

"Prior to that it is hard to know what to expect."

"I don't think we will match Ferrari and Mercedes straight away in terms of power, but Honda is giving everything to get there as quickly as possible.“

"We will try to win as many races as possible," said Verstappen. "And if that is the case we can also go for the world championship.

"It is hard to judge, but I hope it will be positive. At the moment we don't know how good the car and engine are, and how good the competition is.

"I will always try to get the best out of myself and hopefully that is enough."


Edited by Ivanhoe, 05 February 2019 - 17:30.


#166 Danyy

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 14:45

RIP old poll I tried to revive you! :( People who would like to recast their votes please do! :)

#167 Ivanhoe

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 16:06

I still don’t know ;)

#168 Danyy

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:22

So apparently Silverstone managed to bag a 2 for 1 Red Bull and Mercedes shakedown :lol:

F1 | Red Bull, Marko comments on the choice to present the RB15 day 13 February: "No one stinks at Mercedes"
As for shakedown at Silverstone, however, Marko has stressed how the Red Bull will test the RB15 on a different part of the track, which is why there will be no problem for what concerns a possible cross between the two cars.silverstone-track-layout-720x720.png



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 20:13

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#170 Rupert

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 22:19

Can somebody link me to the article in which RB claims they gained all the downforce and outwash back, please?



#171 Danyy

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:04

He didn’t say all the downforce or outwash but he said they were back to mid 2018 levels

Edited by Danyy, 12 February 2019 - 08:04.


#172 Danyy

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:06

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#173 Thatfastguy

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:58

One more day, excited  :D

 

Not expecting anything special liverywise but should be another beast of a car. Depends on Honda if they can take the fight to Merc and Ferrari. 



#174 Sparky68

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 14:36

One more day, excited  :D

 

Not expecting anything special liverywise but should be another beast of a car. Depends on Honda if they can take the fight to Merc and Ferrari. 

Its different



#175 Danyy

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 14:41

Its different


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#176 Ivanhoe

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 14:41

Wonder if Red Bull will show their real colours tomorrow or if we'll see a camouflaged car


Edited by Ivanhoe, 12 February 2019 - 14:42.


#177 Danyy

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 14:44

Who doesn’t love a Red Bull camo, they are always great!

Edited by Danyy, 12 February 2019 - 14:44.


#178 Thatfastguy

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 15:47

Who doesn’t love a Red Bull camo, they are always great!

Man that was a sick livery. So dissapointed they didn't use it. 



#179 Cliff

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 16:04

Guess there’s Gonna be Some white in the livery :)

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#180 Thatfastguy

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 16:08

Guess there’s Gonna be Some white in the livery :)

There wasn't any white added when TR ditched Renault in 2018. 

Still fiercely hoping RB will do something new though. 



#181 statman

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 16:16

Its different

 

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#182 FullOppositeLock

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 16:50

Sparky’s on about the livery. I suspect we will see an introduction of some grey as per the new race suits and corporate communication

#183 Ivanhoe

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 16:51

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claims the livery of the RB15 was leaked in a tweet that has been removed now
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https://www.telegraa...appen-uitgelekt

Edited by Ivanhoe, 12 February 2019 - 16:52.


#184 Ragnar668

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 16:56

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claims the livery of the RB15 was leaked in a tweet that has been removed now
DC9-D4-EC6-FCE7-4-D32-B242-6-C5-BDAE8482

https://www.telegraa...appen-uitgelekt

Saw this, it's not a leaked image, it's a Tim Holmes design

https://pbs.twimg.co...OepWkAAgT3A.jpg



#185 FullOppositeLock

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 16:56

As if they would allow the drivers’ natuonal flags where their logo normally goes

#186 Ali623

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 17:16

If anyone expects anything other than the exact same livery as last season for Red Bull, they’re going to be disappointed tomorrow

#187 A3

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 17:28

Its different


If anyone expects anything other than the exact same livery as last season for Red Bull, they’re going to be disappointed tomorrow

 
 

I'll put my faith in Sparky, thanks.

Please tell me there's white involved. :drunk:

Edited by A3, 12 February 2019 - 17:28.


#188 A3

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 20:04

Soooo, we're going to see some stripes.

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Edit: Or am I just that slow, noticing this now?

Edited by A3, 12 February 2019 - 20:15.


#189 FullOppositeLock

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 20:40

Stripes were on the race suits from earlier last week and apparently also on the team's official letter paper.



#190 RobG

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 20:50

And on the RB15 announcement gif/video posted before.
I also remember RBR stating that we could expect some cosmetic changes this year.
If the car doesn't look significantly different from last year I'd be surprised. I'm not talking about Haas-different by the way, but more than Renault-different.
Can't wait.

Edited by RobG, 12 February 2019 - 20:51.


#191 Danyy

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:23

So today is the day the RB15 will be presented. It will happen at Silverstone and unlike the other launches their will be no confusion at what we are looking at because it will be getting its first official track running in a shakedown! Excited much? :D

#192 lio007

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:40

Its different

 


Sparky, has ToroRosso already had a successful shakedown?

#193 Requiem84

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:54

So today is the day the RB15 will be presented. It will happen at Silverstone and unlike the other launches their will be no confusion at what we are looking at because it will be getting its first official track running in a shakedown! Excited much? :D

 

Pfoe, they might give away their actual car, whereas everybody else is still hiding their car behind some renders or repainted '18 cars...



#194 Danyy

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:22

Almost ready to go!
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Edited by Danyy, 13 February 2019 - 11:22.


#195 thegamer23

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:26

Some grey there too!

#196 A3

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:26

Almost ready to go!
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Now that would be a sweet colour combo for the livery.



#197 Talisman

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:27

So today is the day the RB15 will be presented. It will happen at Silverstone and unlike the other launches their will be no confusion at what we are looking at because it will be getting its first official track running in a shakedown! Excited much? :D


So the shakedown is officially confirmed for today?

#198 Peat

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:28

Toss a few Aston Martins around the paddock. 

"Hey everyone, remember the name is 'Aston Martin Red Bull', yeah"

"Yeah alright mate" *rolls eyes



#199 Peat

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:29

Oh Em Gee. 

They still have Renault trucks. How embarrassing!



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#200 Danyy

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:31

So the shakedown is officially confirmed for today?


Yeah!