Red Bull may have even bigger advantage over Mercedes at Australian GP after new upgrade

MERCEDES and Purple Bull have gone for various design methods forward of this weekend’s race in Melbourne.

F1 Australian Grand Prix: A lap of Albert Park circuit

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Purple Bull have arrived on the Australian Grand Prix with a brand new rear wing as F1’s growth race begins simply three races in. Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez can have the brand new wing in a bid to chase down Ferrari within the factors standings with the Scuderia having made a lighting begin. The improve may additionally improve Purple Bull’s tempo benefit over rivals Mercedes regardless of having already been considerably faster within the earlier two races.

Nevertheless, Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell won’t have the brand new characteristic regardless of rumours they have been getting ready updates for Melbourne. Erik van Haren, a reporter for Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported on how Purple Bull had the sting over their 2021 rivals.

He mentioned: “Nonetheless no new rear wing for Mercedes in Melbourne, as initially deliberate. Purple Bull, then again, is coming with a brand new rear wing in Australia.”

It was anticipated Mercedes would convey an aero replace to Melbourne as an alternative of Imola or Spain after their poor begin.

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Red Bull may have even bigger advantage over Mercedes at Australian GP after new upgrade

Purple Bull and Mercedes will convey completely different specs to Australia (Picture: Getty)

Famend analyst Mark Hughes warned on Tuesday that the crew would make the wing change “on the very least”. This was anticipated to be the primary a part of a growth programme to unlock the automobile’s potential.

He warned the Mercedes has been carrying extra rear wing than they’d have ideally favored because of their porpoising points. A brand new wing half may have gone some solution to resolving that however it’s understood flooring upgrades are additionally within the pipeline.

Nevertheless, experiences now recommend the half has not been modified from the final race which may very well be an ominous warning for the Silver Arrow’s possibilities this weekend. Paddock supply Albert Fabrega added: “So Mercedes rear wing isn’t completely different. It was the angle that made the view barely completely different. Identical Jeddah spec.”

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Red Bull may have even bigger advantage over Mercedes at Australian GP after new upgrade

Mercedes was anticipated to convey a brand new rear wing to Australia (Picture: Getty)

In one other increase for Purple Bull, chief Helmut Marko instructed the crew could be attempting to shed weight within the coming weeks. He warned the crew would look to shed 8kg of weight forward of the race at Imola in two weeks.

This might see an on-track enchancment of 0.2 seconds of their bid to mount a title problem. Ferrari additionally seems set for a lift within the coming weeks with a “important” improve deliberate for Barcelona.

It’s understood the Prancing Horse don’t wish to present the true energy of their energy unit so early within the season.


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