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#1 WouterF1

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 08:57

 

Verstappen back on track today with the new Red Bull [RB20]
 

Today, 07:00
 

Max Verstappen is back in action on Tuesday, with the three-time F1 champion shaking down the new Red Bull at Silverstone.

 

Max Verstappen will shake down Red Bull's new F1 title challenger at Silverstone on Tuesday, RacingNews365 has learned.

 

Verstappen will be in action at the British Grand Prix venue in the RB20 as he sets off on the long road of a record-breaking 24-race calendar towards potentially claiming a fourth drivers' title.

Following a change in the shake down rules for this season, teams are now allowed to cover a total of 200 kilometres, double what was previously allowed. For Silverstone, this means Red Bull's new car covering a total of 33 laps on Pirelli's demonstration tyres.

 

Verstappen looks set to be joined by team-mate Sergio Perez who will also tick off his first laps in the successor to last year's all-conquering RB19 that won 21 of 22 grands prix, with the Dutchman taking the chequered flag on 19 occasions.

With a dry morning forecast, it means Red Bull should be able to hit the ground running in a car that will officially be unveiled on Thursday at its Milton Keynes headquarters where RacingNews365 will be in attendance.

With the shake down taking place before the unveiling, it means Verstappen and Perez should be able to offer some insight into the RB20 that will then be put through its paces in pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit on February 21-23.

 


Edited by WouterF1, 13 February 2024 - 08:59.


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#2 WouterF1

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 09:51

Max on track for the first time in the RB20.

 

https://twitter.com/...334704636805419



#3 Frankbullitt

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 10:04

The traditional blurry photo of the RB continues.

#4 Kao18

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 10:06

Max on track for the first time in the RB20.

 

https://twitter.com/...334704636805419

 

Looks fast.



#5 WouterF1

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 10:07

I hope this man who is invited will post more from the track today.

 

https://twitter.com/...330048003047433



#6 kumo7

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 10:08

Max on track for the first time in the RB20.

 

https://twitter.com/...334704636805419

 

I have go to undertake my stop button and play button pushing for several times, and have come to the conclusion that it resembles to the Aston Martine 2024.  :cool:



#7 WouterF1

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 10:28

 
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Red Bull wet shakedown day ⁦ ⁩ ⁦

https://twitter.com/...346920509436331


Edited by WouterF1, 13 February 2024 - 10:29.


#8 jonklug

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 10:35

An evolution, as expected, looks bullet fast. 



#9 Garagista

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 10:40

I have go to undertake my stop button and play button pushing for several times, and have come to the conclusion that it resembles to the Aston Martine 2024.  :cool:

 

For me it looks like the Central part is way narrower than we are used to see.

 

I don't know the shadows kind look like just a "ridge"



#10 OO7

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 11:30

Max on track for the first time in the RB20.

 

https://twitter.com/...334704636805419

Looks like they've copied Merc's W14 or rather taken some inspiration from.


Edited by OO7, 13 February 2024 - 11:39.


#11 renzmann

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 11:38

I have given up analyzing this stuff. Taking good pictures that actually show something probably is prohibited, right?



#12 Blazt

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 11:47

https://www.twitter....369355052908657

 

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Edited by Blazt, 13 February 2024 - 11:53.


#13 JL14

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 11:53

 

Copying the W14 with that full length gulley along the engine cover  :p



#14 renzmann

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 11:55

That's better. Definitely a W14-esque engine cover.



#15 Blazt

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 11:57

https://twitter.com/...372990470164821

https://twitter.com/...333865813746018


Edited by Blazt, 13 February 2024 - 12:08.


#16 Laster

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 12:58

Ah yes the annual Red Bull ‘Spy’ picture which is for some reason always low res depite high res cameras being pretty cheap these days.

#17 jonklug

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 13:05

Low-key disappointed Newey didn't turn up with a working zero-pod concept.



#18 JBJ

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 13:50

Ah yes the annual Red Bull ‘Spy’ picture which is for some reason always low res depite high res cameras being pretty cheap these days.

Better than this RB18 picture we had to work with

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Edited by JBJ, 13 February 2024 - 13:51.


#19 kumo7

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 14:59

It is a looong car, for sure. Perhaps much much longer than 19.



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#20 Paa

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 15:14

Low-key disappointed Newey didn't turn up with a working zero-pod concept.

 

You can always hope until the last day of testing!



#21 JBJ

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 15:20

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#22 renzmann

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 15:26

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Very, very different engine cover. Call me surprised.



#23 Mc_Silver

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 15:28

Sidepods seem to be nonexistent, very similar to AM.

Edited by Mc_Silver, 13 February 2024 - 15:28.


#24 Grippy

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 15:38

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Interesting how little spray there is off the front wheels compared to back.

The spray seems to give a good indication of airflow.



#25 mclarensmps

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 16:09

Ominous looking. 



#26 Clrnc

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 16:35

Looks like theres a scoop in the sidepods now? Like AM/Mclaren. 



#27 Frankbullitt

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 16:39

The sidepod inlet goes close to the top of the chassis, that’s mental

#28 YamahaV10

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 16:42

It looks like there is a step on the nose cone. Where the yellow paint ends

https://i.postimg.cc...13-093638-X.jpg

Plus rear wing is low

Edited by YamahaV10, 13 February 2024 - 17:00.


#29 Clrnc

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 17:13

Max Verstappen driving Redbull RB20 first time on track at Silverstone | Track footage (youtube.com)

 

Clear shots here. Looks very similar to RB19 tbh



#30 SCUDmissile

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 17:17

Looks ugly. Probably the class of the field again.

I just miss the 2022 cars.

#31 Blazt

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 17:27

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#32 ARTGP

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 17:34

rb20.jpg

 

I think this photo is actually the RB19. The RB20 engine cover is higher and looks more like the Merc W14:

the Honda logo isn't in the right place compared to this screen cap from the video either. 
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Edited by ARTGP, 13 February 2024 - 17:36.


#33 lio007

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 17:35

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RB19?

#34 GuilhermeMach

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 17:54

It looks like there is a step on the nose cone. Where the yellow paint ends

https://i.postimg.cc...13-093638-X.jpg

Plus rear wing is low


That just lighting causing the black part of the nose to blend with the asphalt. The nose tip is smooth and connects at the lower FW plane.

#35 OO7

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 18:00

It is a looong car, for sure. Perhaps much much longer than 19.

Maximum wheelbase is limited to 3600mm IIRC, and teams tend to design the cars pretty much to this limit, so I suspect the car is the same length as the RB19.



#36 Alex79

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 18:05

Low-key disappointed Newey didn't turn up with a working zero-pod concept.


he already saw that was not the way to go in 1979 when Arrows and Lotus tried it

Edited by Alex79, 13 February 2024 - 18:05.


#37 vlado

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 18:10

Ominous looking. 

 

we all know it's gonna blitz the field 



#38 Paa

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 18:35

Considering how dull the studio shakedowns have become in recent years. (especially RB, but others as well).

 

These leaked, low-quality RB photos have been the highlights for me for the past few years. It induces lots of guessing and speculating and investigating.

It is like a tradition by now. I almost think they are doing it on purpose.



#39 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 18:43

Considering how dull the studio shakedowns have become in recent years. (especially RB, but others as well).

These leaked, low-quality RB photos have been the highlights for me for the past few years. It induces lots of guessing and speculating and investigating.
It is like a tradition by now. I almost think they are doing it on purpose.


Reminds me of the old ‘spy shots’ on the front of F1 Racing & Autosport mag… good times.

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#40 Yoshi

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 19:22

One more video

https://twitter.com/...QJQR-geJvA&s=19

#41 ARTGP

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 19:49

and the plot thickens. Adrian Newey wants to do the funniest thing  :lol: . 

 

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Edited by ARTGP, 13 February 2024 - 19:54.


#42 Frankbullitt

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 20:04

It does indeed look like an over-lip…

#43 lewislorenzo

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 20:10

and the plot thickens. Adrian Newey wants to do the funniest thing :lol: .

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Usually the things you can’t see

#44 renzmann

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 21:15

I'm still trying to make sense of what I'm looking at, partly because I'm so surprised I can see any difference in the first place. I fully expected a car that looked like the RB19.

 

This sounds stupid, but even the livery looks just weird. You can barely see the Bull on the engine cover :rotfl: Surely that part of the car is just some kind of test? Or is it so new that they didn't have the time to adapt the livery?


Edited by renzmann, 13 February 2024 - 21:15.


#45 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 21:30

Ultimate Troll. Copy Mercs design (that you beat) and then beat the crap out of them with it

#46 sniper80

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 21:37

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#47 Organic

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 21:49

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Rb19 picture

#48 renzmann

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 21:53

Where are the sidepod inlets?


Edited by renzmann, 13 February 2024 - 21:58.


#49 kumo7

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 22:10

Maximum wheelbase is limited to 3600mm IIRC, and teams tend to design the cars pretty much to this limit, so I suspect the car is the same length as the RB19.


True, and I agree.

Which means, the driver sits much more towards to the front, though not as much as W14, which makes it look like the car is longer. We will see, and I could hardly think that this car will not be the benchmark… Ferrari looks like a classic car…

#50 EvilPhil II

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 22:11

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