At the Grand Prix weekend in Melbourne, it became clear once again that Red Bull Racing against Ferrari would get a lot more. In the qualifying round, Max Verstappen appeared to be close to Charles Leklerk, but the Dutchman lost by three tenths to the Ferrari driver in the last two corners. The RB18’s set-up was not good for racing, so the front tires worn out quickly and Verstappen lost a lot of time. There will be updates on Imola, but Red Bull in Australia already had a different opinion.
Helmut Marco has already mentioned that Emilia Romagna will be coming up with Red Bull updates during the Grand Prix. The Red Bull car is currently one of the heaviest cars and weighs ten kilos more than the minimum weight. Reducing this ten kilos saves about three tenths of the time. There is also a good cost, which naturally drops drastically during periods of budget constraints. “One kilogram of weight savings costs approximately 200,000 and 250,000 euros,” Italian branch Motorsport.com Calculated. Expensive food.
The first signs of weight loss in Australia
At Albert Park, the Austrian racing staple has already introduced some new ideas to help with weight saving. For example, the Red Bull observed aerodynamic front wing. According to the FIA’s official interpretation, this can be easily modified by adjusting the overall size and weight. Motorsport.comRed Bull made major changes Finishing boardsமட்டுமல்ல Not only the shape but also the design and location of the paddle (Dive flight, Ed.) Have been caring. The concept that came with the Red Bull is not new because it is also found in the Alpha Romeo and Alpine cars.
Along with other parts of the car, Red Bull goes one step further to reduce weight as much as possible. In Saudi Arabia, the car was already fitted with parts and not finished, so the team did it back in Melbourne. Each gram is counted. As the paint was calculated by weight, a portion of the page was placed without paint. It was found in some parts of the front wing and around the rear wing mounting points. ” Motorsport.com⁇
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