After a season and a half of failures with the concept of a racing car without sides, Mercedes just abandoned it and took a more conventional approach. But the so-called zero-pod is returning to the track this year, only on the Red Bull Racing team. But the question is whether Adrian Newey has found room for improvement in the "Mercedes" concept, or whether the change will throw the team from Milton Keynes off the top. You could say that if something works, don't fix it, but Newey didn't take that into account when designing the RB20, because it's long been said that in F1 you have to constantly run with changes, otherwise you fall behind. Newey has shown in the past that he is not infallible despite winning many race cars (McLaren MP4-18), but will the RB20 push the boundaries, or will it be the car that defeats the seemingly unbeatable team
Ahead of the start of the 2024 season, Sergio Perez is confident this will be his best season with Red Bull Racing as he tries to overtake team-mate three-time world champion Max Verstappen. The Mexican will start his fourth season with Red Bull this year, but since his contract expires at the end of the season, he will be even more motivated to convince his employers to renew with results. Perez started last season with wins in Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan before completely losing touch with Verstappen, who recorded a record nineteen wins and ended the season 290 points behind the Dutchman. "Everyone is aware of the challenge that awaits me this year," said the 34-year-old Perez. "Max is a racer that you can only beat if you give your all, so this is a big challenge for me, which I also
The Red Bull KTM team presented itself as the last of the MotoGP teams. The colors remain virtually unchanged, as KTM Factory Racing says "if something ain't broke, don't fix it." KTM starts its eighth season in MotoGP in 2024, and their colors will be represented by Brad Binder and Jack Miller for the second year in a row.
Max Verstappen celebrated another victory on the streets of Las Vegas, for which he had to fight for the entire race. It got complicated at the start of the race when he overtook Leclerc with aggressive overtaking and earned a five-second time penalty, which he served during the safety car while changing tires, slipping to ninth. From there the win looked lost, but lap after lap he made his way to the front and retook the lead with thirteen laps to go. Second place went to Charles Leclerc, who attacked and overtook Perez in the last lap. The Mexican ended up third after failing to take advantage of Verstappen's help. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1726141978734465498 At the start, Max Verstappen aggressively attacked Charles Leclerc in the first corner and due to a very late
As is known, Red Bull will no longer sponsor the Repsol Honda team after the end of this season. The Austrian manufacturer of energy drinks will follow Marc Marquez to the Gresina Ducati team. This is not the only bad news for Honda. In fact, there is a clause in the contract with Red Bull that forbids the Japanese team from cooperating with a rival energy drink manufacturer next season. This means that Monster Energy, currently sponsoring Luca Marini in the Mooney VR46 team, will not be allowed to join Honda. Red Bull was able to withdraw from the contract with Honda precisely because of a clause that stipulated that the cooperation could be terminated in the event of Marc Marquez's departure.
The German Speedweek reports that at the end of the season, not only Marc Marquez is saying goodbye to the Repsol Honda team, but also one of the major sponsors, the Austrian Red Bull, who will follow the Spaniard to the Gresina team. In the Italian team, Red Bull will join the Spanish brewer Estrela Galicia, which supports the Marquez brothers, the team's racers in the 2024 season. However, the Spanish Repsol, which has a contract with the team until the end of 2024, will continue its cooperation with Honda, when they will celebrate their thirtieth anniversary of cooperation. Red Bull's departure opens up advertising space for Monster, Red Bull's energy drink rival, which could bring some new colors to Honda's otherwise traditional motorcycle livery in 2024.
Max Verstappen took the 1st pole position in F31 qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, which was hampered by strong wind and rain six minutes from the end. Charles Leclerc will start Sunday's race from the front row alongside the current champion. The two Aston Martin racers were in the second starting row, Lance Stroll was third, Fernando Alonso fourth. Mercedes drivers, Lewis Hamilton and George Russell won the third starting row, while Lando Norris, Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez, and Oscar Piastri also finished qualifying in the top ten. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1720519557482164284
Max Verstappen drove a tactically-challenging nerve-wracking race at Austin F1 and eventually celebrated his 50th career win despite brake problems. The Dutchman's race was made much more difficult by a mistake in the qualifications, when the commissioners deleted his fastest time in the Q3 part of the qualifications due to a violation of the track limits, sending him from pole position to the sixth starting place. https://twitter.com/redbullracing/status/1716192509129277829 The Red Bull racer was cautious and a bit reserved throughout the race, and took the lead in the race only in the second part of the race, when he managed to stay at the head of the column with two pit stops all the way to the goal. The second was Lewis Hamilton, who even led in the first part of the race and promised to fight for the victory, but in the end he was behind the three-time world champion by a little more than two seconds.
Ralf Schumacher has warned that Max Verstappen could side with Helmut Marko to oppose Christian Horner, who is said to want to get rid of Helmut Marko. Brazil's Globo has reported tensions between Horner and Marko, with Schumacher saying the team boss needs to be careful about playing politics as it could backfire on him. "Horner has been trying to get rid of Mark for a long time, both from the F1 team and from the entire organization," the Globe wrote. "The connection between Mark and Verstappen is strong and no one should underestimate it," Schumacher believes. "Dr. Marko supported him from the beginning and brought him to the team and it is heard that Verstappen would not support Marko's "expulsion", as he was previously prepared to fire Horner from the team." But tensions in the team, no
Mexico's Globo reports that Red Bull's Sergio Perez was faced with the fact that Daniel Ricciardo will take his place in 2024 if he does not win second place among the racers. Five races before the end of the season, the Mexican still occupies second place behind teammate Max Verstappen, who has already sealed this year's championship, but he has only 30 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who won 46 points in the last five races to Perez's 35. Perez's form fell sharply in the second half of the 2023 season, after he predicted a fight for the championship after the first races, and especially in the last races, the Mexican, whom Verstappen overtook for a whole lap in Qatar, seems completely lost.