Valkyrie and the RB18/19

Valkyrie and the RB18/19

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super7

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1,689 posts

196 months

Friday 17th March
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Was just thinking....... The regs for F1 change in 2022 to re-introduce ground effect cars!

At the same time Red Bull design the Valkyrie introducing an extreme ground effect design for Aston (before Stroll turns up).

How much mucking about on the Valkyrie gave Red Bull an opportunity to design the floors of the RB's outside of the cost cap and how much of an advantage did that award them???

SturdyHSV

9,753 posts

155 months

Friday 17th March
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From a bit of a Google, the Valkyrie concept was shown to employees in July 2016 and was presumably not sketched overnight on a napkin, the aero philosophy looks to have been pretty consistent from the early concepts to now. I imagine in terms of airflow concept it's probably not hugely different to the concept stuff he did for Gran Turismo in 2010 really...

https://astonmartins.com/car/project-am-rb-001/

Contrast that to late 2018, when the proposed new regs were still at the 'wild different concepts' stage:

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.2021-a-...

Perhaps Newey's greatest skill is actually his crystal ball? scratchchin

phil1979

3,410 posts

203 months

Saturday 18th March
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Funny how the AMG One kept getting delayed...

Snappy89

295 posts

116 months

Saturday 18th March
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phil1979 said:
Funny how the AMG One kept getting delayed...
It also isn't a ground effect car is it?

That being said, what about the RB17 Hypercar? Now that is a ground effect concept.

phil1979

3,410 posts

203 months

Saturday 18th March
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I never said it was. I was just commenting on that one as another example of reg changes, and mysterious road cars with F1 tech being tinkered with around the same time.