The Red Bull clues thrown up from Andretti’s F1’s wind tunnel model
The American outfit shows no signs of abandoning its F1 project, especially considering the progress it has made so far and the recent release of images showcasing its wind tunnel model. The design of the sidepods and other intricate aspects of the car’s design draw comparisons to Red Bull, as many teams have embraced a similar design variant after the success of the RB19. Red Bull’s developments in 2023, particularly in shallowing the inlet and exposing more of the sidepod’s undercut, make the RB18 a more suitable comparison to the Andretti design. There are also similarities in the floor edge detail, with a segmented and rolled edge similar to the RB18. The bib wing arrangement beneath the chassis is a familiar feature, as well as the engine cover design with its notable differences in the roll hoop and airbox shape. The shelf-like separation between the engine cover and sidepod bodywork for cooling purposes is a common design feature among teams.