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The Mercedes-like design decisions in Red Bull's follow-up to an F1 world-beater

In its bid to pull further away from the chasing pack, Red Bull has made some noteworthy changes to its 2024 challenger that includes inspiration from an unlikely source. Will it prove as dominant as the Formula 1 record-setter from last year?

How do you improve on perfection? That's a bit of an existential question, since taking perfection and elevating it almost seems oxymoronic in its intent. In Formula 1, it's simple: perfection doesn't exist and there's always things to improve.

Red Bull's transition to its all-conquering RB19 to its new RB20 will have been carried out with clear notes on how to push the boundaries of contemporary F1 even further. Few people outside of the team, even the most fervent Max Verstappen fan, would welcome a repeat of its inevitable and crushing dominance in 2023 - but this is exactly what the team itself is striving for. A clean sweep of victories in 2024 will be top of its yearly shopping list. The RB20 is the car tasked with getting from that ambitious A to B, so it's going to have to be pretty special to manage that as the other teams converge upon the Milton Keynes squad's position.

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