After her two seasons of dominance Red Bull under the new regulatory framework, the 2024 is still expected more groups to copy one or more items from design of RB18 and RB19.
Already from 2023 some teams upgraded their cars in the spirit of the design philosophy of the 21-win car.
THE technical director her Red Bull, Pierre guardexplained that copying can only work if the process is done knowing what you are trying to copy from the competition:
“It is possible to make a copy, but as in any business involving technical means, the ‘how’ is one of two questions. The second and most important is the ‘why’.
“If you can’t answer ‘why’, you can copy all you want, but it’s best to stick to what you understand.”
He himself admitted, in fact, that club he has proceed in this practice, recognizing their risks which may hide:
“We have also copied our opponents. We might copy something wrong, but often you get inspired by what others have done.
“Every time, though, you have to understand what you’re doing. If you make a sterile copy, it’s not going to work.
“You must have a clear picture of what you want to achieve. If you don’t have a clear goal, you won’t achieve anything.”
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